OU Board of Regents Policy

Significant Financial Interests
-- OU Board of Regents Policy

Disclosure Thresholds

Federal regulations and the OU Board of Regents Policy require disclosure of Significant Financial interests on an annual basis and when a new relationship or activity arises.  The required forms are found here.

Significant Financial Interests (SFIs) are defined as:

Nature of SFI Threshold Excluded (Do Not Disclose)
Compensation and/or other payments for service Exceeds $10,000* Annual Cumulative Compensation received is less than $5,000, as well as any compensation received for lectures, seminars, teaching engagements, or service on advisory committees or review panels relating to federal, state, or local government agencies, an institution of higher education as defined in 20 U.S.C. 1001(a), an academic teaching hospital, a medical center, or a research institute that is affiliated with an institution of higher education, and compensation received from OUHSC funds
Equity interests in a publicly-traded entity Exceeds 5%* Interests in any single entity valued at less than 5% as well as interests in any entity through personal retirement accounts and mutual funds
Equity interests in a non-publicly-traded entity 0 / Any Interests in any entity through personal retirement accounts and mutual funds
Intellectual property rights and interests upon receipt of income related to such rights and interests Exceeds $5,000* Royalties received from OUHSC funds, and unlicensed intellectual property that does not generate income
Interest in dividends or similar interests derived during the preceding calendar year Exceeds $1,000* n/a
Annual income for professional or consulting activity from a Company Exceeds 25% of Institutional Base Salary n/a

*The policy and forms found on this page apply to all faculty and staff — independent of research.  Please note that while these are the definitions required by regulation and the OU Board of Regents policy, the sponsor, your unit, or your department may require more stringent disclosure thresholds. For instance, if you have Public Health Service (PHS) funding, you must also be in compliance with the PHS policy (click here)