The U.S. Public Health Service (PHS) amended its Financial Conflict of Interest (FCOI) Regulation effective August 24, 2012.
Before a PI can submit a proposal to any of the PHS agencies, all investigators must have completed the Conflict of Interest training and submitted a Conflict of Interest form.
Training is available through CITI: www.citiprogram.org. You may log in through your existing account and complete this new module or you may register with CITI, affiliate yourself with Greenville Health System and then complete the module. Please contact the Office of Sponsored Programs with any questions.
You must complete the Conflict of Interest Disclosure form available at:
http://university.ghs.org/ConflictForm. Any positive disclosures will be reviewed by the Office of Sponsored Programs and sent to the GHS Conflict of Interest Committee for management plan development.
Investigator: The project director or Principal Investigator and any other person, regardless of title or position, who is responsible for the design, conduct, or reporting of research.
Conflict of Interest: Because of activities or relationships with other persons or organizations, and individual is unable, or potentially, unable to remain impartial; that the individual’s objectivity is, or might be otherwise, impaired or that the individual has, or might acquire, an unfair competitive advantage.
Financial Holding: Stocks holdings and/or investments of the individual, individual’s souse, or dependent children
Financial Interest Related to Research: A significant financial interest that could directly and significantly affect the design, conduct, or reporting of the research
PHS Agencies include:
- National Institutes of Health (NIH)
- Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
- Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality (AHRQ)
- Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR)
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
- Indian Health Service (IHS)
Other PHS Components:
- Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (ASH)
- Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (APRS)
- Office of Global Affairs (OGA)
Non-PHS Agencies following the PHS Regulation:
- Administration for Children and Families (ACF)
- Alliance for Lupus Research (ALR)
- American Cancer Society (ACS)
- American Heart Association (AHA)
- American Lung Association (ALA)
- Arthritis Foundation (AF)
- Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF)
- Susan G. Komen for the Cure
The NIH’s website has a wealth of useful information for Investigators; we especially encourage Investigators to review the Frequently Asked Questions: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/policy/coi/coi_faqs.htm