Researchers are required to disclose and appropriately manage any conflict of interest (real, potential or perceived) and failure to do so is research misconduct. Researchers are to manage conflict of interest in accordance with section 11 of the Responsible Conduct of Research Policy and Procedures or other applicable policies including but not limited to:
- the Conflict of Interest Policy for University of Guelph Employees applicable to employees who are not members of the University of Guelph Faculty Association;
- Article 8: Conflict of Interest and Conflict of Commitment for members under the UGFA Unit 1 Collective Agreement;
- Article 9: Conflict of Interest and Conflict of Commitment for employees under the UGFA Unit 2 Collective Agreement; and
- the conflict of interest policies and procedures of research funding agencies or organizations which require adherence to such policies and procedures as a condition of application for or receipt of research funding from them.