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COI Frequently Asked Questions

A conflict of interest describes a situation in which a person is or appears to be at risk of acting in a biased way for having a personal or financial interest with other people, groups, or businesses. A conflict of interest exists when relationships develop, the ability to act in the best interests of a person or group could be affected as the individual may be influenced or benefit financially. If you are in any doubt as to whether a conflict may exist, please seek advice from your supervisor in the first instance or contact the COI Office at (312) 942-5303.

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