All WCM faculty and staff are required to complete the Conflicts Survey. The Conflicts Survey is required at a minimum once annually; however, should any financial interests change over the course of the year, an update to the Conflicts Survey is required within 30 days of the change.

For those who have no interests to disclose, the submission of the Conflicts Survey is required as a certification of such. If you have financial interests to disclose you will be required to answer the initial questions plus an additional set of questions for each entity with which you have a financial interest. For example, if you have financial interests in three different entities, you will be required to answer the additional set of questions for each of those entities.

To complete a Conflicts Survey:

  1. log into WRG ( with your CWID and password.
  2. Once in WRG, click on Conflicts of Interest.
  3. Click on Create/Update Disclosure.


Travel disclosures can be made through your conflicts survey in Weill Research Gateway.

Travel for a U.S. Non-Profit Entity

Reimbursed travel expenses and other compensation greater than $5,000 per year in aggregate from a single U.S. non-profit entity need to be reported.

You only must report travel sponsored or reimbursed by a single U.S. non-profit entity if:

  • The trip was more than $5,000,
  • Multiple trips for that entity in aggregate exceed $5,000,
  • You receive more than $5,000 for services from that entity, or
  • A combination of trips and services in aggregate from a single entity exceeds $5,000.

You do not have to report travel reimbursed or paid for by Cornell University, nor travel paid by:

  • a federal, state, or local government agency,
  • a U.S. non-profit institution of higher education as defined at 20 U.S.C. 1001(a),
  • a U.S. academic teaching hospital, U.S. medical center, or
  • a research institute that is affiliated with an institution of higher education.

There are additional rules for individuals applying for or funded by Public Health Services (PHS), which includes the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and other non-profit agencies that chose to invoke PHS COI policy.

Sponsored travel means (a) travel expenses paid to an investigator or travel paid on an Investigator's behalf, by a single entity in any 12 month period and/or (b) travel reimbursed to or paid on behalf of an Investigator's spouse and dependent children by a single entity in any 12 month period.

Travel for a For-Profit Entity

All paid or reimbursed travel paid or reimbursed by "for-profit" entities must be disclosed within 30 days of completing travel.

If you need further explanation about the Conflicts Survey, please contact the Conflict of Interest Office at (646) 962-8200 or

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