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UCL Annual Declarations of Interest

28 April 2015

Conflicts of interest, be they perceived or real, can cause immense damage to organisations as well as individual reputations.

Portico One of the ways UCL seeks to avoid such consequences is by requiring all staff to register interests that could be reasonably regarded as having the potential to conflict with their work at UCL.

All staff are required to comply with the Declaration of Interest Policy, as they are with UCL's Financial Regulations. Declarations should be registered online (www.ucl.ac.uk/hr/services/doir/live/).

Staff are asked to make the following declarations:

1) General Declarations - all staff, Grade 6 and above

This section is to register external activities and other transactions, as detailed in UCL's Declaration of Interest policy.

Activities should be registered as and when they occur, if you have interests to declare please login and register them as soon as you are able.

Please note that all staff are required to make a declaration - even if it is 'nil'

2) Consultancy Declarations - all academic staff

This section is to register consultancy returns, which will allow individuals undertaking consultancy and their departments to more easily monitor consultancy activity, in accordance with UCL's Consultancy Guidelines (UCL login required).

Related Party

Selected senior managers are required to register related party transactions or relationships by staff, their close family or any entities in which they have a controlling interest with UCL or any of its subsidiaries or related entities.

This exercise is part of the annual external audit of UCL's accounts and further details, information and guidance will be forwarded to relevant staff.

Further information

Declarations should be registered on an annual basis, as soon as they happen, following the financial year - 1 August to 31 July.

Phil Harding, Director of Finance and Business Affairs