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Weigh In on a Proposed SLU Policy


The University community has the opportunity to provide feedback on a proposed new SLU policy. 

The policy and feedback form can be found on the Policy Program website

The Proposed Policy

Individual Outside Interest Policy

Saint Louis University, including its researchers, health professionals, and institutional officials, must balance many competing interests. The University and its members engage in relationships with a variety of external entities that may lead to individual financial benefit. Individual benefits include compensation, business ventures, royalty payments, and equity from licensing intellectual property. Such relationships with external entities are expected and add value to the University's educational, research, and business activities. However, in some cases, an individual outside interest may overlap with institutional responsibilities, and this overlap creates a conflict of interest (COI).

The intent of this policy is not to prohibit or discourage individual outside interests, but, as much as possible, to ensure transparency and promote objectivity by managing any COI. This ensures conflicts of interest do not compromise the integrity of the University's primary missions, including the safety and integrity of its research, education, clinical care, and business activities.

Feedback on this policy will be accepted until Wednesday, June 3.

The 30-day comment period is a part of the SLU Policy Program.

Additional information can be found on the policy program website.

For questions or more information, contact Michael A. Reeves, Ph.D., chief policy and export control officer or call 314-977-5880.

Submitted by Michael A. Reeves, Ph.D.