Conflict of Interest

The Blumberg Institute is committed to the highest standards of ethics, honesty, and integrity.  In addition, BSBI is committed to full compliance with all applicable laws, regulations, and policies.The Blumberg Institute’s Office of Research – Compliance (Office of Research Compliance) group adheres to these high standards when carrying out its responsibilities with respect to projects awarded by government or private sponsors.  Accordingly, Office of Research Compliance uses due care when overseeing the Conflict of Interest, Effort Reporting, Export Controls, Facilities and Administrative Rates (Costs), Financial and Programmatic Assurance, and other aspects of sponsored projects.Further details on the different areas of Office of Research Financial Compliance oversight can be found below.Drexel University encourages and allows University Personnel to engage in outside activities and relationships to further the University’s mission to disseminate knowledge through research.  Because Drexel occupies a position of trust in the community, it has obligations to external organizations, the government, donors, parents, and students to use resources responsibly.The Blumberg Institute expects its scientists to uphold the highest standards of ethics, honesty, and integrity.  Thus, when BSBI accepts and enters into sponsored projects in which personnel, their spouse, and/or dependent children have an interest that creates, or has the potential to create, a conflict of interest, it exercises due care to determine whether the objectivity in the sponsored project can or will be compromised.  Should a conflict be reasonably expected to 1) have a direct and significant impact on the design, conduct, or reporting of the sponsored project or 2) undermine personnel’s obligation to BSBI, the sponsor, research subjects, or students, Blumberg will take the necessary measures to evaluate whether the conflict can be satisfactorily managed with appropriate administrative oversight.BSBI is committed to ensuring personnel’s compliance with all laws and regulations. Blumberg personnel are kept abreast of current conflict of interest policies and procedures through various forms of media.  The following links are to the relevant policy, training, and disclosure forms.



  • Required Training Presentation


  • Financial Interest Disclosure Form 1
  • Financial Interest Disclosure Form 2

If, after consulting the materials provided on this webpage, you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please contact the Biosafety Coordinator.