March 27, 2009

Sessions Provide Update on University's Revised Policies on Conflicts of Interest

Case Western Reserve University’s Board of Trustees last month approved a new conflict of interest policy developed at the initiative of President Barbara R. Snyder and with extensive consultation with constituencies across the campus.

Maxwell J. Mehlman, Arthur E. Petersilge Professor of Law and director of the Law-Medicine Center, led a committee of faculty and staff that wrote the new policy. Professor Mehlman and his colleagues on the committee then worked closely with members of the Faculty Senate on revisions; the senate overwhelmingly endorsed the document earlier last month.

The new policies apply to all members of the university community, including University leadership, faculty, researchers, staff and students.

Case Western Reserve University’s Board of Trustees last month approved a new conflict of interest policy developed at the initiative of President Barbara R. Snyder and with extensive consultation with constituencies across the campus.

Maxwell J. Mehlman, Arthur E. Petersilge Professor of Law and director of the Law-Medicine Center, led a committee of faculty and staff that wrote the new policy. Professor Mehlman and his colleagues on the committee then worked closely with members of the Faculty Senate on revisions; the senate overwhelmingly endorsed the document earlier last month.

The new policies apply to all members of the university community, including University leadership, faculty, researchers, staff and students.

To read the 2009 policies, see: http://ora.ra.cwru.edu/research/orc/Attachments/COI/COIPolicy2009.pdf

Join Associate Vice President for Research and the Chair of the Outside Interests Committee Mike Edwards as he and his staff provide an update on the University’s revised Policies on Individual Conflicts of Interest and Institutional Conflicts of Interest. These information sessions will provide guidance, particularly to all faculty members and to staff members involved in research, on how to report outside financial interests. This session is being repeated multiple times to provided many opportunities to hear this important information. Register online for one of the following dates.


Friday, March 20 12 noon – 1:00 pm Wolstein Research Building, Room 1413

Monday, March 30 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm Crawford Hall, Room 9A

Thursday, April 23 9:00 am – 10:00 am Wolstein Research Building, Room 1413

Thursday, May 7 11:30 am – 12:30 pm Crawford Hall, Room 9A

Wednesday, May 20 9:00 am – 10:00 am Wolstein Research Building, Room 1413

Register online at: oraseminars.case.edu

Maureen Landies, director of the University's Office of Outside Interests, stated that the President’s leadership in updating the policy has placed the university ahead of national trends toward greater transparency in proposed federal and state legislation, voluntary disclosure by industry web sites, and anticipated changes in NIH regulations.

Please watch future Case Daily announcements for specific instructions on how to submit to the Outside Interests Committee your annual Outside Financial Interest Report for Faculty and Investigators.

For more information, see the Office of Outside Interests web page at: http://ora.ra.cwru.edu/research/orc/coi/index.cfm

For more information contact Kimyette Finley, 216.368.0521.

Posted by: Patricia Schellenbach, March 27, 2009 02:53 PM | News Topics: Faculty, Healthcare, Research, School of Medicine

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