This could involve situations in which an employee has a relationship with an outside organization or has an opportunity that influences their personal gain (directly or indirectly) as well as adversely impacts CSHL in some way shape or form.
There are numerous situations where a conflict of interest could arise and impact your vested interest in being a CSHL employee, but this guide will specifically focus on research transparency involving scientific publications. For more detailed explanations, please see below.
In terms of scientific publishing, many journals require a conflict / declaration of interest statement to address if there is a potential situation where the authors may have personal or financial gain with the indicated publication. These typically consist of consultation fees, being an advisor for a commercial company, involvement in associated stocks / shares with a specific company, and involvement with associated patents / commercial technological advances and related royalties.
Example: Dr. Adrian Gomez (Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory) has received financial support from his involvement with (Insert name of company / organization) for service as a consultant.