Conflict of Interest

A Conflict of Interest is a situation in which a Personal Interest may compromise or bias an employee’s professional judgment and objectivity when performing research or making decisions on behalf of the University.  All employees (or their immediate family members) who work for a company (or have an ownership interest in a company meeting or exceeding state limitations) that seeks to do business with Mason must disclose that financial interest and have it evaluated for Conflicts of Interest. When a management plan is required by the circumstances, full and immediate compliance is essential to assure the integrity of university-sponsored research, teaching, outreach, and administrative activities.

Procedures for University Policy 4001

For more detailed information on Mason's Conflict of Commitment, visit Mason's Conflict of Commitment, University Policy 4021.

For more detailed information on Mason's Conflict of Interest, visit Mason's Conflict of Interests, University Policy 4001.