Consultants retained by the University of Pittsburgh are required to make regular, timely, and full confidential disclosures to their program director of all significant outside interests and activities related to their consulting or research responsibilities that may give rise to conflicts of interests. Typical potential conflict of interest situations are illustrated on the Conflict of Interest Statement for Consultants. The Consultant Conflict of Interest Policy imposes the obligation on program directors, unit heads, and other supervisory administrators — themselves subject to the policy and its disclosure requirements — to not encourage or condone impermissible conflicts in their consultants.
Noncompliance with the requirements or provisions of this policy may be sanctioned in the same way as noncompliance with any other University policy, including removal from the particular project, letter of reprimand, probation, suspension, or initiation of steps leading to termination of employment or contractual relationships.
For the complete policy, refer to University Policy 11-01-04, Consultant Conflict of Interest.