JHTV recommends early disclosure of intended commercialization activities to the appropriate university office to ensure that potential conflicts are appropriately managed and do not interfere with the goal of bringing innovation to market.

Commercialization – especially startup formation – may introduce the potential for conflicts of interest or conflicts of commitment for Johns Hopkins inventors. Early discussions regarding the continuation of research, clinical trial participation, collaborations, licensing, and faculty involvement in startup companies are encouraged. These conversations facilitate the timely disclosures of conflicts of interest and conflicts of commitment, which help to ensure inventors are ┬áin compliance with institutional policies while furthering career objectives and achieving commercialization goals!

  • A detailed explanation of disclosure requirements may be found on the University’s conflict of interest website.
  • Disclosures are made via eDisclose, the JHU website that supports the review of disclosures of outside activities and financial interests and the management of conflicts of interest.
  • To initiate an early discussion or for general questions, please consult the contact person affiliated with your primary school.