A sole proprietorship, partnership, association, joint venture, corporation, firm, trust, foundation, or other organization or entity used in carrying on a trade or business, including parent organizations of such entities or any other arrangement in which an entity operates through a subsidiary.
Anything of economic value, however designated, which is paid, loaned, granted, given, donated, or transferred to any person or business entity for or in consideration of personal services, materials, property, or the like.
The form used by University of Colorado Boulder employees, students and other persons of interests (POIs) to report information regarding significant financial and personal interests outside of the university that might present conflicts of interest or commitment.
A person who is required to submit a conflict of interest and commitment disclosure in the form of the DEPA. Refers to all faculty, and any other employee, or student, consultant, collaborator, or any other person acting as an agent of, or affiliated by contract or agreement with the university who has responsibility for the design, conduct or reporting of research. (See Research Personnel for an expanded list detailing to whom this disclosure policy applies).
Any person who is employed by the University, whether full or part time, and includes but is not limited to staff, faculty, postdoctoral appointees, residents and students.
Stocks, stock options, other ownership interests (or entitlements to the same) in non-publicly traded (privately held) and publicly traded, financially interested companies.
Family means, for the purposes of this policy, any family member with whom you have a close relationship. Family members include, but are not limited to: spouse, parents (yours and spouse's), child, sibling, son/daughter-in-law, step relatives, domestic partner, relatives of domestic partner in any relationship stated above.
The amount of money or its equivalent received during a period of time in exchange for labor or service, from the sale of goods or property, or as profit from financial investments (e.g., salary, consulting fees, honoraria, royalties, and dividends).
Any ideas, inventions, technology, creative expression and embodiments thereof, in which a proprietary interest may be claimed, including but not limited to patents, copyrights, trademarks, know-how, biological materials, and other forms of intellectual property legally recognized now or in the future.
Traditionally limited to the principal investigator and co-principal investigators; some federal regulations include this to mean any research personnel or other key personnel, regardless of title or position at a university, who is responsible for the design, conduct, or reporting of research, proposed research, or educational activities.
An individual involved in research and who is supported in salary, supplies, space or other resources by grant funding.
May include but is not limited to consulting fees, honoraria, gifts, entitlements, other types of "in-kind” compensation.
An acronym for "Person of Interest." In order to access the DEPA reporting system, individuals who are not university employees must be established in the payroll system as POIs. POI status may also be necessary to access the conflict of interest educational training modules.
A systematic investigation designed to develop or contribute to generalizable knowledge. The term encompasses basic and applied research and product development.
Includes anything of monetary value received from an entity outside the university that meets or exceeds established thresholds. Examples include, but are not limited to, salary or other payments for services from a third party/financially interested company; dividends, equity interest; intellectual property rights (and royalties from such rights). (See income, payments for services, equity interests, etc.). Thresholds are set in accordance with current funding agency regulations:
Note: While SFI literally denotes a financial interest, personal/family gain other than strictly financial is also considered in reviewing potential conflicts of interest.
The term Significant Financial Interest does NOT include:
The extramural research program for small businesses that is established by the Awarding Components of certain Federal agencies under Pub. L. 97-219, the Small Business Innovation Development Act, as amended. For the purposes of this policy, the term SBIR includes the Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Program, which was established by Pub. L. 102-564. (Definition adapted from section 510 of the National Science Foundation’s Grant Policy Manual).
A university department that “pursues, protects, packages and licenses to business the intellectual property generated from research at CU. The TTO provides assistance to faculty, staff and students, as well as to businesses looking to license or invest in CU technology.”