Conflicts Disclosures Guidance

Guidance for Completing your Conflicts of Commitment/Conflict of Interest Disclosures

Faculty members are required to complete Conflict of Commitment/Conflict of Interest disclosures annually.  All faculty must complete the following forms:

  • External Activities/Conflicts of Commitment
  • Significant Financial Conflict of Interest


Conflicts of Commitment occur when a faculty member’s commitment to external activities adversely affect his/her capacity to meet University Responsibilities.

Conflicts of Interest exist in any situation in which a faculty member has an outside interest that might affect, or appear to affect, his or her judgment in carrying out University responsibilities. 

More detailed information on COC/COI disclosures can be found in the Faculty Handbook.

Depending on a faculty member’s research or additional roles at the University, they may be asked to complete up to two (2) additional forms:

  • Faculty who are active researchers may also be required to fill out the Additional Activities for Funded Research form.
  • Faculty who hold administrative roles may be required to fill out the Conflict of Interest for Faculty with Administrative or Fiscal Responsibilities form.  


BC uses Interfolio Faculty 180 to collect your Conflicts Disclosures.  Interfolio can be accessed by clicking on Faculty Annual Reports in your Agora portal.  

For the 2020 reporting cycle, please report all potential conflicts for January 2020 through December 2020.

Please visit the FAQ page for answers to frequently asked questions about completing your disclosures.

Conflicts Disclosures User Guide

What Should I Disclose?


If you need assistance completing your Conflicts Disclosures, please email bcfarhelp@bc.edu.