Conflict of Interest

UT Southwestern Medical Center and the Conflict of Interest Office ensure that relationships with outside entities do not:

  • Bias the design, conduct, or reporting of research
  • Detract from teaching, research, clinical, or administrative responsibilities
  • Influence the research training of students or trainees
  • Result in improper transfers of state resources

All "Covered Individuals" must submit a Statement of Financial Interests form so that any potential conflicts of interest can be identified and appropriately managed. A Statement must include any financial interest received by the covered individual or covered family member which reasonably appears related to or could reasonably impact the covered individual’s institutional responsibilities. Covered individuals may include individuals at affiliate institutions that are engaged in ongoing research at UT Southwestern.