Commerical and non-profit entities

Generally, UW Medicine expects faculty members to avoid or, in certain cases, disclose and address perceived or real conflicts of interest between your responsibilities as faculty of the School of Medicine and your activities with outside commercial or non-profit entities.

At the same time, UW Medicine encourages appropriate relationships between School of Medicine faculty and industry in so far as those relationships further the mission of UW Medicine to improve the health of the public through discovery, education, and patient care.

If you wish to engage in outside activities for compensation, you must obtain prospective approval for these activities by completing the required forms.


Financial conflicts of interest


All UW investigators must disclose whether or not they have significant financial interest (SFI) for every funding proposal via the Financial Interest Disclosure System (FIDS).


In addition to disclosing significant financial interests (SFI), Public Health Service (PHS) funded investigators must also complete Financial Conflicts of Interest (FCOI) training once every 4 years.

Family and household members

For conflicts of interest related to personnel actions, hiring, and supervising family and household members, please visit COI/family and household members section of this website.