EXPLANATORY NOTES REGARDING THE COI POLICY
Issued May 2022 by the Office of the University Counsel
The Office of the University Counsel has issued these Explanatory Notes to provide information regarding the COI Policy and any associated Procedures, Rules, or Guidelines.
Pursuant to the Regulatory Framework Policy (GA2), the Policy and any associated Procedure and Rules set out requirements that must be adhered to by members of the UBC community. However, Guidelines are non-binding and are merely intended to provide guidance to the UBC community. Guidelines may include illustrative examples, best practices, or recommendations. Similarly, these Explanatory Notes are informational only and do not have any regulatory effect.
The Responsible Executive(s) have primary responsibility for the implementation and administration of the Policy and any associated Procedures and Rules. Any questions regarding implementation and administration should be directed to the Responsible Executive(s). Any questions regarding the interpretation of the Policy and any associated Procedures and Rules may be directed to the Office of the University Counsel.
(If you wish to link to the current version of the COI Policy or any associated Procedures, Rules, or Guidelines, please link to this page (i.e., these Explanatory Notes). This will always provide access to the most current version of those documents. Please do not make a copy of the documents themselves or their direct links, since they may change from time to time.)
Policy Short Title: COI Policy
Policy Long Title: Conflict of Interest and Conflict of Commitment
Policy Number: SC3
View the COI Policy and Related Documents:
COI Policy and Associated Procedures
Policy Date: July 2019
Procedures Date: February 2012
Responsible Executive(s): University Counsel
Responsible Board Committee: Employee Relations Committee
Regulatory Framework Policy (GA2)
Research Policy (LR2)
Technology Equity Policy (LR8)
Human Research Policy (LR9)
Inventions Policy (LR11)
Scholarly Integrity Policy (SC6)
Related Legislation: Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (R.S.B.C. 1996, c. 165)