Oxford's Conflict of Interest Policy requires all staff and students 'to recognise and disclose activities that might give rise to conflicts of interest or the perception of conflicts and to ensure that such conflicts are seen to be properly managed or avoided'.
A conflict of interest can occur when your duties to the University compete with your personal interests or your duties to other people or organisations. Actual or perceived conflicts can arise from external activities that are undertaken in addition to your University role, personal relationships, or conflicting roles within the collegiate University. They can be financial, non-financial or both.
The Policy provides information on recognising, declaring and managing conflicts of interest.
An introduction to conflicts of interest ( , 380kb)
Activities that might give rise to potential conflicts of interest include: