Conflicts of Interest

The Conflicts of Interest Management Unit (CIMU) ensures the integrity and objectivity of business decision-making and research credibility at NYU Langone Medical Center. The CIMU coordinates the disclosure and reporting of potential conflicts of interest, as well as identifies and manages them in accordance with the Medical Center’s conflicts of interest policies. 

Additionally, the CIMU makes certain that the Medical Center is compliant with rules and regulations, such as the Public Health Service (PHS) financial conflict of interest regulations, the Sunshine Act, and the NY Non-Profit Revitalization Act, among others. Adequate management of such matters eliminates any impropriety, or the perception of impropriety, and helps to maintain the public’s trust in the Medical Center. 

If you have any questions, please contact CIMU at 212-404-4079.

Conflict of Interest Policies

Conflict of interest policies apply to all of us—trustees, officers, faculty, medical staff, employees, trainees, students, volunteers, vendors, contractors, consultants, and agents of the Medical Center community—and help us uphold a principled partnership with the industry and avoid even the appearance of a conflict of interest. For ease of reference, these policies are organized into three parts. 

Business Conflicts of Interest Policies

These policies cover general business conflicts of interest and apply to all members in the Medical Center community, with the exception of Trustees (see Policy on Trustee Conflict of Interest). 

Research Conflicts of Interest Policies

These policies consist of two policies, the Policy on Conflicts of Interest in Research and Other Sponsored Research, which applies to all investigators participating in a sponsored project conducted at or under the auspices of the Medical Center; and the Policy on Institutional Conflicts of Interest in Human Subjects Research, which applies to financial interests that NYU or the Medical Center may have in research being conducted on human subjects at the institution.

Faculty Conflicts of Commitment and Consulting Policies

These policies apply to all faculty members of the Medical Center and pertain to conflicts arising from faculty members' outside activities and to his or her obligations to NYU and the Medical Center.


Policy - Business Affairs Conflicts of Interest
Policy - Faculty Conflicts of Commitment
Policy - Faculty Consulting
Policy - Institutional Conflicts of Interest in Human Subjects Research
Policy - Research and Other Sponsored Programs Conflict of Interest
Policy - Trustee & Key Employee Conflicts of Interest
Form - Investigator Financial Interest Disclosure Form
Form - Supplemental Investigator Financial Interest Disclosure Form
Procedures on Conflicts of Interest in Research and Sponsored Programs Covered by the PHS Regulations