Interactions with Industry/External Organizations

  • Maintain all external professional activities for pay (EPAP) requests at http://air.unc.edu/;
  • Submit accurate information and update your Conflict of Interest or Vendor Relations disclosures to the University at http://air.unc.edu/;
  • Provide full disclosure of financial interests in other writing, speaking, and teaching engagements; and
  • Review your information on the Open Payments website (https://openpaymentsdata.cms.gov/) to ensure its accuracy and consistency with your University disclosures.

Related Policy Links and Brief Descriptions

SOM/HCS Vendor Relations Policy (https://www.med.unc.edu/www/about/administration/files/vendorrelationshipspolicy)

This Policy provides guidelines to the UNC Health Care System (UNCHCS) and the University of the School of Medicine (SOM) Covered Personnel on how to engage with Vendors in ways that protect personal and institutional integrity. Covered Personnel are required to disclose all financial relationships at the time of any proposed activity under the terms of this Policy at http://air.unc.edu. 

UNC-CH Policy on Individual Conflicts of Interest and Commitment

https://unc.policystat.com/policy/4490547/latest/

This policy describes the University’s approach and process for identifying, reviewing, and managing relationships to help assure the integrity of University academic and administrative endeavors.

UNC-CH External Professional Activities for Pay

https://unc.policystat.com/policy/4961670/latest/

This policy defines external professional activities for pay (EPAP) as any activity that:

  1. is not included within one’s University employment responsibilities;
  2. is performed for any entity, public or private, other than the University employer;
  3. is undertaken for compensation; and
  4. is based upon the professional knowledge, experience and abilities of the EPA employee.

All Faculty and EPA non-Faculty employees are required to file a “Notice of Intent to Engage in EPAP” request through the online system at least ten (10) days before engaging in the external activity at http://air.unc.edu.

Research Integrity

The UNC Research Compliance Program, including the administrative home for conflict of interest and privacy, reflects the University’s dedication to the highest standards of organizational integrity. Compliance is operationalized or incorporated into the teaching, research, and health care missions through a distributed network of program offices, School committees, academic unit leadership and UNC Health Care partners. We invite University researchers, students and administrators to call on us for assistance with training, policies, procedures or problem-solving. (https://research.unc.edu/research-compliance-program/)

Ethics Point:

The University’s Compliance Line is a secure method through which to submit an anonymous report regarding research compliance either online or by telephone. All reports submitted through the Compliance Line will be given careful attention by appropriate UNC-Chapel Hill offices and officials.

http://researchcompliance.web.unc.edu/ethics-point-2/

UNC Policy and Procedures on Responding to Allegations of Research Misconduct:

This policy applies to all research conducted under the auspices of the University, regardless of the source of financial support, and is limited to addressing research misconduct as defined by federal statute (fabrication or falsification of data and plagiarism).

https://policies.unc.edu/files/2014/10/Research-Misconduct.pdf

Contacts

Leeanne Walker, JD

SOM Research Integrity Officer

leeanne_walker@med.unc.edu

919-260-8086

 

Eric Everett, PhD

Institutional Research Integrity Officer

Eric_Everett@unc.edu