Conflict of Interest

Disclosure and Management of Potential Conflicts of Interest (COI) in Relationships with Industry

Introduction

An effective and principled partnership between faculty members, the school, and industry is critical to realize fully the benefits of biomedical research and ensure continued advances in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease.

Policy

In order to be compliant with the accreditation requirements for LCME/CACMS (undergraduate) and CACME (continuing medical education), and to meet expectations from the Tri-Council and the National Institutes of Health, each faculty of medicine in Canada must have a formalized institutional policy and procedure related to Conflict of Interest disclosure.

In accordance with the Cumming School of Medicine’s (CSM) Disclosure and Management of Potential Conflicts of Interest in Relationships with Industry, all faculty members have an annual duty to:

  • Disclose potential conflicts of interest
  • Mitigate and/or manage any circumstances that could give rise to potential conflicts of interest

Conflicts may be real or perceived, and can occur in conjunction with your clinical, educational, research, administrative or other activities in the CSM. Conflicts of interest may occur when either a faculty member or one of his/her family members has a relationship with industry.

Contact

If you have any questions about the collection or use of conflict of interest information, contact Dr. Maureen Topps, Senior Associate Dean, Education.

COI Disclosure Form

The Conflict of Interest Disclosure Form is accessible through the CSM's faculty and staff intranet. To access the form, you'll need to sign in using your UCalgary credentials. If you require assistance accessing the form, review the completion instructions or contact IT at itsupport@ucalgary.ca or 403.220.5555.

The CSM's Conflict of Interest Disclosure Form is distinct from other conflict of interest disclosures. It must be completed annually by all full-time faculty members, with or without conflicts to report. The reporting cycle is October 1 through September 30.