COI Philosophy


Conflicts of interest have the potential to threaten the integrity of a university's scholarship, research, instruction, evaluation, and administration. To ensure that its reputation and research programs are not compromised by even an appearance of inattention to this matter, the University of Pittsburgh has put policies in place - consistent with federal guidelines - that require the reporting and management of the potential conflicts of interest of its faculty, administrators, and staff.


This Conflict of Interest Web site makes available COI-related policies and procedures, compliance forms, resource and training materials, and other information on this important issue that will be of interest to the University community.