Thomas Jefferson University

Conflicts of Interest

Jefferson’s Conflicts of Interest process is one of the important tools we provide to members of the Jefferson community to help everyone, including patients, students, and the public, judge for themselves whether particular relationships may influence decisions we make when carrying out Jefferson-related responsibilities.

Duties to Disclose Relationships

Disclosing relationships and activities is one of the most effective means through which to demonstrate an ongoing commitment to integrity and transparency. Members of Jefferson’s community have a continuing obligation to disclose fully all relationships and activities that may impact their Jefferson-related work.

How to Disclose Relationships

Our Jeff-COISmart system provides a fast and easy way to disclose all relationships and activities.

EMPLOYEES:

If you use a Jefferson-issued campus key, please use this secure link to access the COI-Smart platform to complete your annual disclosure or update your disclosure profile.

TRUSTEES:

Active members of Jefferson’s Boards of Trustees may utilize a secure link to the Jefferson COI-Smart platform to create a new disclosure or provide updates to your disclosure profile.

OTHERS:

Certain relationships with Jefferson require completion of a Conflicts of Interest Disclosure using the secure COI-Smart platform. You may require assistance to create a profile needed to gain access to the system. Please contact JeffCOISmart@jefferson.edu to request assistance.

For more information and assistance with completing your COI disclosure, please call 215-503-6300, or email JeffCOISmart@Jefferson.edu.

Resources

The 2022 Annual Conflict of Interest Disclosure will be sent to covered persons on Monday, November 14, 2022. Disclosures are due Wednesday, November 23, 2022. Download the 2022 Annual COI Disclosure Kit (PDF).

To learn more about Jefferson's Conflicts of Interest and Commitment Program, read the program brochure (PDF) and frequently asked questions (PDF).

Policies

CONFLICT OF INTEREST POLICIES

Policy 107.03 – Conflicts of Interest Policy for Employees

Policy 102.13 - Conflicts of Interest Policy for the Board of Trustees Officers, and Senior Management

Policy 102.42 - Institutional Conflicts of Interest Policy

GIFT POLICY

Policy 127.02 - Corporate Gift Policy

Training Opportunities

Researcher-Required Training

Researchers at Jefferson are required to complete Conflicts of Interest training through the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) Program. Additional information about CITI Training and instructions for registration.

Internal Training Opportunities

Jefferson community members can access additional resources and training materials in the Conflicts of Interest section on the myJeffHub Compliance Community.

Public Disclosure Requests

Public disclosures may be requested in writing using this form: Public Disclosure Requests Form.

Being open about the intersection between your Jefferson-related responsibilities and certain personal financial interests, relationships, or activities helps our organization maintain its stellar reputation for integrity. Thank you for your ongoing cooperation.