Conflicts of interest in research commercialization

When it comes to commercializing your research, do you know the four requirements to avoid conflict of interest issues?

  • Disclose clearly and fully all facts around your proposed activity
  • Agree to a management plan and follow it
  • Don’t use University services or assets for non-University business without prior permission and payment
  • If you have any uncertainty or doubt, discuss questions or concerns with your College Approver or, for sponsored projects, the Office of Research Integrity & Safety

More information for faculty considering commercialization of their research can be found on the Innovation Gateway website at