Conflict of Interest (COI) Policy Term Definition

a significant outside interest of a UTMB employee or one of the employee’s immediate family members that could directly or significantly affect the employee’s performance of his or her institutional responsibilities. The proper discharge of an employee’s institutional responsibilities could be directly or significantly affected if the employment, service, activity, or interest: (1) might tend to influence the employee’s conduct or decisions; (2) could reasonably be expected to impair the employee’s judgment in performing his or her institutional responsibilities; or (3) might require or induce the employee to disclose confidential or proprietary information acquired through the performance of institutional responsibilities.