Administrative Conflict of Interest

The Administrative Conflict of Interest (ACOI) process is intended to conduct conflict of interest assessments for Executive Leaders, Senior Leaders, high-level Administrators (not individuals involved in research) and individuals who are independently responsible for making decisions for or on behalf of Duke University. For any one individual, the policy includes the financial interests of immediate family members, and treats those familial interests collectively as if they were those of the individual being evaluated.

Outside, non-Duke financial interests may directly and significantly affect the performance of duties and responsibilities that an individual performs on behalf of Duke.

Duke is committed to ensuring that members of the Duke community perform their Duke-related tasks in such a way that personal outside financial pressures do not lead to biased decision making in regard to teaching, patient care, research, and administrative responsibilities.

Important points:

An annual disclosure form is required from Executive Leaders, Senior Leaders, high-level Administrators, and individuals who are independently responsible for making decisions for or on behalf of Duke.
Disclosure forms are analyzed by staff to determine if disclosed relationships are related to the disclosing individual’s administrative responsibilities.
Management plans are issued when overlaps are identified, are tracked over time, and are monitored as appropriate.
All management plans are reviewed with the COI Oversight Committee.

For additional information regarding Administrative COI issues send an email to: admincoi@dm.duke.edu or contact Duke's Office of Audit, Risk and Compliance at https://oarc.duke.edu/compliance