Outside Interest Disclosure
Annual Outside Interest Disclosure
Complete transparency and full disclosure play a key role in reducing, eliminating, or managing conflicts of commitment and conflicts of interest, whether real or perceived.
WFUHS Faculty and Staff:
The Conflict of Interest and Conflict of Commitment process is automated and available online at the link below, via the WFUHS PeopleSoft Human Resources Self Service Menu. To login, type your Medical Center User ID and Password using the link below:
NCBH employees and WFBMC Controlled Affiliates:
What must I disclose annually?
According to the WFBMC policy, each faculty member and exempt employee will annually disclose any private relationship with an outside entity related to their school activities, regardless of the value. Any intellectual property rights (e.g., patents, copyrights, and current/potential future royalties from such rights), as well as any fiduciary services (e.g., officer or board member of an outside entity), must also be reported. In addition, time commitments outside the university must be reported regardless of amount of remuneration, number of days, time of the day, or day of the week.
What if my relationships change?
Disclosures must be kept current. When substantial changes in external activities occur, individuals are required to update their disclosure within 30 days. Select the link above to revise your disclosure. Each disclosure submission is individually date stamped and archived.
What other disclosures might be required?
In addition to the annual disclosure, faculty members and exempt employees must disclose outside interests through submission of grants, contracts, regulatory protocols, and purchases at the time of each new application. Certain third party-paid information is also required to be disclosed prior to travel.
Many publications require disclosure of financial interests at the time of manuscript submission, and presentations should generally include a brief disclosure on the first or second slide.
Contact our office with questions about your disclosure. Phone: 336-716-9300