COI Definitions

Entity: is an external business, company, or other such organization, and includes (but is not limited to) any partnership, corporation, limited liability corporation, unincorporated
association, or other institution or organization, whether for-profit, academic, or professional.

Financial Conflict of Interest: a Financial Conflict of Interest exists when CSU determines that an Investigator’s Significant Financial Interest is related to a funded research project and could directly and significantly affect the design, conduct or reporting of the funded research, or present the appearance thereof.

Immediate Family Member: includes an Investigator’s spouse, domestic or civil union partner, and dependent children.

Institutional Responsibilities: Institutional Responsibilities include professional activities that relate to an Investigator’s responsibilities on behalf of CSU, such as research, teaching, institutional committee memberships, professional practice, and administrative activities and responsibilities for CSU.

Investigator: includes anyone responsible for the design, conduct, or reporting of research, regardless of title or position, and their Immediate Family Members.