Regents OK Conflict-of-Interest Items

At its May 19, 2011 meeting, the University of Michigan board of regents authorized 17 items that required disclosure under the state’s Conflict of Interest statute. The law requires that regents vote on potential conflict-of-interest disclosures related to university staff, faculty or students. Often, the items involve technology licensing agreements or leases.

This month, the items included six lease agreements, 11 licensing agreements and three research agreements with various companies, including several based in Ann Arbor.

This brief was filed from the regents meeting at the Fairlane Center on UM’s Dearborn campus. A more detailed report will follow: [link]