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2015 Review of the Policy on Conflicts of Interest and Commitment
January 9, 2015 — Dean Flier announces that he asked the Faculty of Medicine’s Standing Committee on Conflicts of Interest and Commitment, in consultation with colleagues across the HMS community, to review the HMS Policy. 

Mandatory reporting of outside activity: Required by May 30, 2012
April 25, 2012 — Dean Flier announces the beginning of a new reporting cycle. Faculty can access the reporting system by going to go to and logging into eCommons. 

Implementation of New HMS Policy on Conflicts of Interest and Commitment
January 20, 2011 — Dean Jeffrey S. Flier shares details about the implementation of the new requirements on conflicts of interest and commitment with faculty.

2010 Recommendations: Dean’s Perspective
July 21, 2010 — Dean Flier offers his perspective on the recommendations issued on Harvard Medical School's long-standing faculty policy governing financial conflicts of interest.

Conflicts of Interest and Academic Industry Relationships
July 15, 2009 — Dean Flier authored a white paper that frames the complex and multi-tiered issues surrounding the national discussion.