Glossary of Terms


For your convenience, we’ve included a glossary of the types of financial interests and relationship terms that are used within the disclosure information. View all individual relationships 

Fiduciary Role

Includes interests like service on a board of directors or an executive officer role (e.g., CEO, CSO, CFO) for an outside entity.

Professional Services & Activities

Includes interests like consulting, speaking, advising, and related activities for an outside entity.


Includes interests like stock or stock options held with an outside entity.

Intellectual Property

Includes rights to income or other payments for inventions or patents. Intellectual property created by researchers at MSK may be licensed by MSK to external for-profit companies in order for the invention to be further developed and commercialized.