Employee interactions with the private sector carry potential for conflict of interest, or the perception of such conflicts. To address the issue, the University of Missouri System has developed conflict of interest policies (see Collected Rules & Regulations 330.015 and 420.030). Per the policy, all employees are required to submit an Outside Interest Disclosure Form.  

A case that often arises in technology transfer regarding potential conflict of interest is when the University is negotiating a license with a faculty startup company. In such situations, the faculty members involved would need to disclose via eCompliance before the license could be signed. 

For more information about University policies and procedures regarding potential conflicts of interest, visit Conflict of Interest Compliance.

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