Institutional Conflict of Interest

An institutional conflict of interest ("Institutional COI") describes a situation in which the financial interests of an institution or an institutional official, acting within his or her authority on behalf of the institution, may affect or appear to affect the research, education, clinical care, business transactions, or other activities of the institution. Institutional conflicts of interest are reviewed and managed by the Duke Institutional Conflict of Interest Committee.

  • The Conflict of Interest Office staff perform an administrative review of potential institutional COI and manages identified cases in collaboration with the Institutional COI Committee Chair.
  • All management plans are reviewed with the Institutional COI Committee by consent agenda and/or full review.

For instances when Duke University has the potential for conflicts of interest, the institution is governed by the Institutional Conflict of Interest Policy which approved by the Duke University Board of Trustees.