Employees cannot participate in or attempt to influence decisions when the outcome may be of personal interest. Potential conflicts of interest must always be reported to supervisors.
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Impartiality and roles #
Spouses, cohabitants or close relatives working at NTNU should not be in the same line of authority as you, nor should they be a part of committees or councils responsible for approving, financing or assessing your research project. They must recuse themselves from the committee during the processing of your case.
If you you must leave the decision to others or recuse yourself from the body responsible for the decision.
Potential conflicts in appointments and positions #
If you want to undertake appointments or additional positions, this has to be approved by your supervisor. Board appointments, additional positions or paid assignments must be compatible with NTNU interests. Employees should be open about additional positions and organizational appointments.
NTNU cannot hire its own employees #
NTNU cannot hire its own employees to perform assignments as tradespersons. For activities financed on the basis of contributions or assignments the following guidelines apply:
"The institutions cannot hire their own employees to perform assignments as tradespersons. This is because employees are not allowed to invoice the institution. All employees, including employees working on projects financed on the basis of contributions or assignments, are subject to the same rules regarding additional positions and loyalty to the employer as other employees, cf. provisions on additional positions etc. in the State Personnel Manual".
Relevant links #
- About impartiality (in Norwegian) - National Committees on Ethical Research
- Conflict of interest - descriptive examples from NTNU's Ethics Portal
- Acceptable and unacceptable reactions - descriptive examples from NTNU's Ethics Portal
- Rules of impartiality in the Public Administration Act (in Norwegian)
- Ethical Guidelines for the Public Service - about impartiality and how to avoid conflicting roles in public administration
- Gifts and benefits