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Conflict of Interest Defined
Conflict of Interest laws prohibit public employees from personally benefitting at the expense of the public interest. Definitions listed here are not meant to be exhaustive, supplant or obviate any provisions of the Louisiana Code of Governmental Ethics -- Code of Ethical Standards for Public Servants, or any other general policies that apply to all university employees.
Conflict of Interest may exists when any of the following are present:
Public employee /public servant - Louisiana Revised Statute (R.S.) 42:1113
Immediate family members - Louisiana Revised Statute (R.S.) 42:1102(13)
"Significant financial interest" - means anything of monetary value, including, but not limited to, salary or other payments for services (e.g. consulting fees of honoraria); equity interests (e.g. stocks, stock options or other ownership interests); and intellectual property rights (e.g. patents, copyrights and royalties from such rights). Excluded are: salary, royalties or other remuneration from ULM; income from seminars, lectures, speaking engagements or from service on advisory committees or review panels provided to nonprofit or public entities; financial interests in business enterprises or entities if the value of such interests do not exceed $10,000 (or $10,000 per annum in the case of continuing payments) and do not exceed 5% ownership interest for any entity when aggregated for the investigator and the investigator's spouse and dependent children; and SFI which cannot be perceived to be affected by the proposed project.
"Investigator" - all project directors, investigators and any other person responsible for the design, conduct or reporting of the research or educational activity proposed for funding, and their spouse and dependent children. It is the responsibility of the PI to ensure all who are subject to the disclosure policy are aware of it; compliance is the individual's responsibility.
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