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Conflict of Interest / Outside Activities, part of the OHSU Integrity Program, ensures compliance and education of employees for OHSU's conflict of interest and gift policies. These policies require completion of disclosures by the appropriate employee and affiliates.

What are Conflicts of Interest (CoI)?


Like all academic health institutions, OHSU treats conflicts of interest seriously and has very specific disclosure policies.

Simply stated, CoIs could arise with any work, consultation, or representation on behalf of any other company, institution, or concern outside OHSU. Whenever there is or appears to be an interest (monetary profit, recognition, etc.) in the success of an outside undertaking, it is a potential CoI.

Bottom line: All employees should read the conflict of interest policies and disclose potential conflicts of interest through the appropriate mechanism to ensure that apparent conflicts of interest are managed. The ultimate goal is transparency.