Research Integrity

Conflict of Interest

A conflict of interest occurs when an individual is able to influence or benefit from the individual’s position or relationships with others.  This ability to influence or benefit is different than others’ abilities to influence or benefit.  Some could term this an “unfair advantage.”

Attention: As many of you are aware, the Ball State Conflict of Interest and Conflict of Commitment policies, procedures and forms are being updated and revised in order to meet current changes in various local, state, and federal regulations. While this process is occurring, if you have a conflict of interest or conflict of commitment to disclose, please use this form and fill in the information to the best of your knowledge. Please note that any conflict of interest that is governed by the Indiana Conflict of Interest statute will still need to be filed with either the Business and Auxiliary Services Office (conflict of interest related to business contracting issues) or the Provost's Office (conflict of interest involving academic contracting issues). Any other non-federally funded research conflict of interest or conflict of commitment disclosure will be filed with the Office of Research Integrity. At this time, please only file a disclosure form for actual or pending conflict(s).

For further information on Conflict of Interest:

Conflict of Interest: Indiana Statute
Ball State University Conflict of Interest