Conflict of Interest
As a research university, Brown regards the creation of knowledge as central to its mission. Our faculty and students work at the cutting edge of research in their fields and collaborate with colleagues from around the world.
In pursuit of its mission, Brown encourages faculty to foster relationships with fellow academics, government agencies, private organizations, and industry partners that work to commercialize innovations and new technologies that will benefit society. In some circumstances these relationships can give rise to conflicts of interest (COI). However, most conflicts of interest can be appropriately managed.
Please see the below links to learn more about where to report your outside interests, how COI review and management is administered at Brown in accordance with the institution’s policy, and to obtain answers to the most frequently asked questions related to COI.
Conflict of Interest and Commitment
Brown University's overarching conflict of interest policy, which applies to all members of the Brown community.
Brown University COI Policy for Officers of Instructions and Research
Review Brown’s COI Policy and Special Requirements for Investigators funded by PHS or foundations that follow PHS COI regulations.
Electronic Conflict of Interest Reporting
Log in to InfoEd to complete and/or update your COI Reporting Form. You can also review the special Requirements for Investigators funded by PHS or foundations that follow PHS COI regulations.
COI Review and Management at Brown University
Learn more about how Brown University reviews investigators’ reported information, manages financial conflicts of interest, and responds to Public Accessibility requests.