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- What is an outside activity, relationship or interest ("outside activity")?
Outside activities, relationships, or interests ("outside activities") are certain personal, professional, commercial, or financial endeavors you undertake with an entity/organization external to U-M in which you utilize the same professional expertise, service, or knowledge you provide to U-M, and which are not a part of a U-M administered research project.
Outside activities generally fall into five categories:
- Activities and relationships (paid or unpaid)
- International engagements
- Intellectual property (IP)
- Ownership interest (equity, stock, or stock options)
- Payments, loans, and reimbursements
Within each category there are specific activities, relationships, and interests you should and should not disclose to U-M. For details, see the Outside Activity Disclosure Guidance.