COI Definitions

Entity” shall mean any business, company, or other organization, whether public or private, including without limitation any partnership, corporation, limited liability corporation, unincorporated association, or other institution or organization, whether for-profit or not-for-profit.

“Inside Activity” shall mean any activity an employee does as part of their assigned research, clinical, teaching, or service responsibilities including University activities that form the basis for supervisory assessment of their University job performance.

“Institutional Expertise” shall mean an employee’s teaching, research or clinical expertise in their University discipline.

“Investigator” shall mean the principal Investigator, co-principal Investigator, or any other employee responsible for the design, conduct, or reporting of the proposed or funded research or educational activities.

“Outside Activity” is any activity undertaken by an employee that is not an Inside Activity.

“Private Interest” is a concrete Financial Interest, or other material or tangible interest, including compensated or uncompensated relationships, held by or inuring to a an employee or Reporting Household member, and arising from the employee’s Outside Activity.

“Relative” (as defined in Florida Statute 112.312) means an individual who is related to a public officer or employee as father, mother, son, daughter, brother, sister, uncle, aunt, first cousin, nephew, niece, husband, wife, father-in-law, mother-in-law, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, brother-in-law, sister-in-law, stepfather, stepmother, stepson, stepdaughter, stepbrother, stepsister, half brother, half sister, grandparent, great grandparent, grandchild, great grandchild, step grandparent, step great grandparent, step grandchild, step great grandchild, person who is engaged to be married to the public officer or employee or who otherwise holds himself or herself out as or is generally known as the person whom the public officer or employee intends to marry or with whom the public officer or employee intends to form a household, or any other natural person having the same legal residence as the public officer or employee.

“Reporting Household” shall mean a spouse, domestic partner, dependent child or stepchild or any Relative (as defined in Florida Statute 112.312) who shares a household with the employee.