3.2.4 Conflict of Interest in Research

The University of Delaware encourages its faculty and professional staff to seek public and private support of their research programs. The University also recognizes the value of outside consulting and of other professional and business interests that benefit University employees and the University. However, the University also insists that its employees avoid conflicts of interest (and the appearance of conflicts of interest) when they are involved in projects underwritten by gifts, grants, contracts, purchase orders, and/or other externally or internally sponsored agreements. To that end, the University requires that all faculty and professional staff read and comply with the policy, "Faculty and Professional Staff Involvement in Commercial Enterprises That Have Relationships With the University of Delaware." (Policy 6-11 in Policies and Procedures).