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POLICY STATEMENT ON PREVENTING CONFLICTS OF INTEREST IN GOVERNMENT-SPONSORED RESEARCH AT SIUE, PERSONNEL POLICIES, SIUE, I 5-8

The increasingly necessary and complex relationship among universities, Government, and industry call for more intensive attention to standards of procedure and conduct in Government-sponsored research. The clarification and application of such standards must be designed to serve the purposes and needs of the projects and the public interest involved in them and to protect the integrity of the cooperating institutions as agencies of higher education.

The Government and institutions of higher education, as the contracting parties, have an obligation to see that adequate standards and procedures are developed and applied; to inform one another in their respective behalfs are informed of and apply the standards and procedures that are so developed.

Consulting relationships between university staff members and industry serve the interests of research and education in the university. Likewise, the transfer of technical knowledge and skill from the university to industry contributes to technological advance. Such relationships are desirable, but certain potential hazards should be recognized.

This policy in its entirety is found in the above referenced University Personnel Manual.