Conflicts Management Office (Conflicts of Interest and Commitment)

Welcome to Weill Cornell's Conflicts Management Office. On this page, you will find information to assist you in understanding the meaning of the terms "Conflict of Interest" and "Conflict of Commitment." We also provide information concerning University and federal policies regarding conflicts of interest.

WCM Conflicts Survey for Interests and Commitments

Every Weill Cornell Medicine faculty member and all staff is required to complete the Conflicts Financial Interests and Commitment survey. For those who have no interests to disclose, the submission of the Conflicts Survey is required as a certification of such. The Conflicts Survey is required at a minimum once annually; however, should any financial interests change over the course of that year, an update to the Conflicts Survey is required within 30 days of the change. Please refer to the policies linked below for specific definitions on what constitutes a financial interest and/or commitment that may be a conflict to the institution.

Cornell University Facility Handbook - Consulting 2010

Those receiving NIH funding will also need to complete the tutorial below. If you are a researcher that falls under the PHS FCOI regulation, you must complete the NIH Tutorial on Financial Conflict of Interest

If you are an investigator on research that is overseen by the Food & Drug administration (FDA), you will also need to report financial conflicts to the research sponsor for their reporting, as required, to the FDA. Further information on conflicts reporting in FDA-sponsored research can be found here

Conflicts Management Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

NIH Tutorial on Financial Conflict of Interest

The NIH's financial conflict of interest (FCOI) requirements are applicable to all Institutions that apply for NIH research funding. Proper stewardship of Federal funds includes ensuring objectivity of results by protecting Federally-funded research from compromise by FCOI. It is essential that all NIH-funded Investigators are fully aware of their obligations under the FCOI regulation (42 CFR Part 50, Subpart F). The NIH developed a Web-based tutorial which reviews the requirements of, and the Institutional and Investigator responsibilities for compliance with, the regulation. The tutorial is designed for use by individuals who are responsible for the design, conduct or reporting of NIH-supported research. All NIH-funded WCMC investigators are encouraged to complete the tutorial by going to NIH's Financial Conflict of Interest (FCOI) Tutorial.

If you have any further questions regarding applicable policies or required Surveys, contact our office.