SOM review of proposed consulting agreements
SoM faculty are often approached by biomedical, pharmaceutical, and device manufacturers to enter into consultancies. Consulting engagements, while important for the individual faculty member, may be problematic for the institution. To ensure that these activities are consistent with the missions of the SOM and to ensure that the highest ethical considerations are upheld, faculty must comply with the SOM Policy on External Consulting and Professional Activities. Faculty should initiate a request by completing the Approval of External Activities Form (which must be signed by the Chair) and forwarding it with a review copy of all anticipated contractual engagements to the Assistant Dean for Research Administration, Office of Grants and Contracts.
Faculty should initiate a request by completing either:
a) Approval of Outside Activities Form for activities that will occur outside of their University employment and with an outside contract, or
b) A Proposal Approval Form ("goldenrod") for activities that will occur under an institutional agreement.
The faculty member should consult with his or her chair to determine which option to pursue.