The Johns Hopkins University maintains the highest principles of integrity in research, education, service, and clinical care. Generating new knowledge and transferring it for the benefit of society often require interaction with commercial and other organizations outside the university. To advance knowledge and support its academic missions, the university supports and encourages many types of relationships with a wide variety of outside organizations.
However, some arrangements can give rise to conflicts of interests in research and may create actual, potential, or perceived risks to research integrity, objectivity, or the safety of research subjects. To ensure that these arrangements are consistent with institutional policies and applicable regulations, they must be disclosed to the university and reviewed under the institution’s conflict of interest policies.
University and Divisional Policy
- University Policy
- PDF Document: KSAS and WSE Divisional Policy on Conflict of Commitment and Conflict of Interest
- PDF Document: Conflict Review Committee By-Laws and Roster
Reporting External Activities
- PDF Document: Guide to Financial Conflict of Interest Review
- PDF Document: Handbook on Reporting Conflict of Interest and Commitment