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Conflict of Interest

If you have a question or want to report a violation relating to conflict of interest, follow the procedures below for assistance. 

What is a Conflict of Interest? 

Northwestern's policy defines a conflict of interest as a situation in which an individual's financial, professional, or other personal considerations may affect (or have the appearance of affecting) his or her professional judgment in exercising a University duty or responsibility.

Learn more about the Conflict of Interest policy on the Conflict of Interest Office website. Information specific to faculty members is found on the Faculty Conflict of Commitment/Interest page of the Dean's Office website.

Who to Contact

Kate Cosgrove Booth at 847 491 4163 or