The U.S. Public Health Service (PHS) amended its Financial Conflict of Interest (FCOI) Regulation effective Aug. 24, 2012. Before a Principal Investigator (PI) can submit a proposal to any of the PHS agencies a few things are required.
- Conflict of Interest Training, available through CITI Program
- You may log in to your existing account and complete this new module or you may register with CITI, affiliate yourself with Greenville Health System (GHS) and then complete the module.
- Conflict of Interest Disclosure Form
- The Financial Conflict of Interest disclosure is now contained in GHS’ overall Conflict of Interest form in the effort to reduce duplicative administrative burden.
- Please use the form accessed at the link above to create an initial disclosure and to update if something you need to disclose arises at any time during the project period.
Please contact the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) with any questions. Any positive disclosures will be reviewed by the Office of Corporate Integrity and sent to the GHS Conflict of Interest Committee for management plan development.
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 the 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 spouse 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
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
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.
Have additional questions?
We especially encourage Investigators to review the Frequently Asked Questions