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Policies and Regulations

State of Connecticut Ethics Laws

University Guide to the State Code of Ethics

All University faculty and staff are subject to the Connecticut state ethics laws.  Connecticut State ethics laws are designed to prevent a state employee, his/her family, and any associated business(es) from benefiting personally from his/her position as a state employee. The guidance on Consulting Approval, Purchasing Goods or Services, Employment of Students, and Use of University Facilities/Resources, are intended to help the University community comply with state ethics laws and University policy.  While the University has developed its own policy based upon state ethics laws, the University Guide to the State Code of Ethics, the final authority to interpret and enforce these laws rests with the Office of State Ethics, an independent regulatory division of the state.

This policy includes several considerations related to conflicts of interest.

For guidance regarding individual situations, contact the Ethics Liaison.

University Policies

The following University policies are of particular importance for members of the University community who hold a financial interest in, or conduct University activities with, a faculty affiliated company.  Additional guidelines on these topics are available within this site.

Code of Conduct

The Code of Conduct includes campus-wide standards on conflict of interest.

For guidance regarding individual situations, contact the Office of University Compliance.

Faculty Consulting Policy

This policy addresses when a faculty member is working for a faculty affiliated company in a paid or unpaid capacity, including as an employee, consultant, or advisor.

For guidance regarding individual situations, contact the Faculty Consulting Office.

Use of Students in Outside Employment

This policy addresses if a student is to be employed by a faculty affiliated company / external entity.

Financial Conflict of Interest in Research (UConn Health)

Individuals at UConn Health who are involved in University research as an Investigator must make full and timely disclosures of financial interests, including any financial interests with a faculty affiliated company / external entity, according to this policy.

Individual Financial Conflicts of Interest in Clinical Health Care Policy

This Policy on Financial Conflicts of Interest in Clinical Health Care promotes objectivity in clinical health care by establishing standards to reasonably ensure that the planning, support and delivery of clinical health care will not be biased by any conflicting financial interest of a Clinical Practitioner. This Policy applies to all aspects of clinical health care. While UConn Health encourages Clinical Practitioners to engage in appropriate outside relationships, all Clinical Practitioners must in accordance with this Policy disclose any significant financial interest (including those of a spouse or dependent child) that relate to the Clinical Practitioner’s institutional responsibilities and, if applicable, comply with any financial conflict of interest management or mitigation plans.