OPACS certifies compliance with the Faculty Policy on Conflict of Commitment and Interest.

The system has been redesigned so information reported during previous years will not need to be re-entered. Upon certification of the annual disclosure, the data will remain in OPACS for future annual and transactional disclosures. To help with this process, a PDF of past annual disclosures can be downloaded from your OPACS dashboard.

This secure site allows members of the Academic Council and Medical Center Line (MCL) Faculty to certify and submit electronically their annual report on outside professional interests as required by University policy.

Annual certifcation on outside professional activities serves two major purposes. First, it provides each faculty member with a reminder about the University's policies in this important area. Second, it provides Stanford with an opportunity to review and document each faculty member's compliance with those policies.

Faculty may use the "OPACS Dashboard" button to enter or update their OPACS reports.

  • In addition, they may also view OPACS reports prior to 2011
  • FAQs about the certification process
    Questions and answers that have been asked by Stanford faculty in the past about conflict of commitment and interest issues
  • FAQs about this tool
    Questions and answers about how to use the on-line certification tool including information about navigation through this site, saving, printing and submitting forms, and other technical issues
  • Tips for managing outside financial interests
    Guidance related to different situations in which a conflict of commitment or interest might be perceived
  • Contacts
    If your question is not answered above, please contact the designated office in your school (see the Contacts page for the name of the cognizant individuals in these offices).

Additional general information about conflicts of interest can be found on the Conflict of Interest Resource Page.
If you have questions regarding this site, please contact Shannon Shankle, Conflict of Interest Analyst, Conflict of Interest Review Program.

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