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Conflict of Interest and Commitment

Conflict of Interest and Commitment

Conflict of interest and commitment can arise under many circumstances.

A conflict of interest refers to a situation in which an employee's financial, professional, or other personal considerations may directly, or indirectly affect, or have the appearance of affecting, the employee's judgment in exercising any duty or responsibility, including the conduct or reporting of research, owed to Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC).

A conflict of commitment refers to a situation where an employee engages in external activities, either paid or unpaid, that interfere with his/her obligation and commitment to TTUHSC. Employees should evaluate and arrange their external interests in order to avoid compromising their ability to carry out their obligations to TTUHSC. A conflict of commitment occurs whenever an employee's outside activities exceed the permitted limits or whenever and employee's loyalty is not to TTUHSC.

The purpose of our Conflict of Interest and Commitment program is to promote the understanding of the Conflict of Interest and Commitment Policy HSC OP 10.05 and to protect the ethical and civic responsibilities of TTUHSC and its mission. All Employees are expected to (i) abide by the Institution’s conflict of interest and commitment policies and standards, (ii) fully and continually disclose professional and relevant personal activities and relationships that create a conflict of interest or commitment or have the appearance of creating a conflict of interest or commitment, (iii) remedy conflicts of interest or commitment and/or comply with any management or monitoring plan prescribed by the Institution, (iv) remain aware of the potential for conflicts of interest and commitment, and (v) take initiative to manage, disclose, or resolve conflicts of interest or commitment as appropriate. 

Please see HSC OP 10.05 Conflict of Interest and Commitment Policy

                   HSC OP 52.16 Health Care Vendor Interactions

 

Conflict of Interest in Research

Conflict of Interest in Research involve situations in which financial, professional, or other personal considerations may compromise, or have the appearance of compromising, and individual's judgement in the design, conduct, or reporting of research. Additional information of Conflict of Interest in Research can be found here: Research Integrity Office.

Please see HSC OP 73.09 Financial Conflicts of Interest in Research

 

 

If you have any questions and would like additional information on Conflict of Interest and Commitment, you may contact Office of Institutional Compliance 806-743-3949 or our Conflict of Interest and Commitment Coordinator: Xin Shen Wang, 806-743-2307

 

 

 

 

 

 

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