Conflicts of Commitment and Interest

The University of Illinois Policy on Conflicts of Commitment and Interest provides a framework and identifies procedures for consultation and advice on conflicts of commitment or interest matters, for resolution of situations in which conflict may exist, and for approval of exceptions when warranted. The policy implements an Illinois law requiring academic staff members to obtain prior written approval before engaging in non-university income producing activities. It also implements various policies set forth in the Illinois Procurement Code, The General Rules concerning University Organization and Procedure as well as federal regulations designed to protect the objectivity of federally funded research.

Questions concerning this policy should be directed to the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, Swanlund Administration Building, (217) 333-0034.

Refer to the complete policy at for more details.