Columbia University Medical College

PHS COI Regulations

Conflict of Interest and Research

PHS COI Regulations

Public Access Information

Columbia University is committed to overseeing the conduct of research in a manner that assures the integrity of the research and maintains the public trust in the credibility of its researchers and research programs.  Columbia's Policy on Financial Conflicts of Interest and Research sets forth the principles and processes through which the University identifies and manages real or apparent conflicts of interest in order to protect the objectivity of research. 

To comply with Public Health Service (PHS) regulations entitled Responsibility of Applicants for Promoting Objectivity in Research for which PHS Funding is Sought (42 C.F.R. Part 50, Subpart F) and Responsible Prospective Contractors (45 C.F.R. Part 94), Columbia University will make available within 5 business days upon receipt of a request as described below information concerning Significant Financial Interests (SFI) disclosed to Columbia that meet the following criteria:

  • The individual for whom information is sought is identified by the University as senior or key personnel on a funding application, progress report, or other required report submitted to the PHS funding agency by the University in connection with a project for which a notice of award issued on or after August 24, 2012;
  • The SFI is still held by the senior/key personnel for the PHS-funded project;
  • The University has determined that the SFI is related to the PHS-funded project; and
  • The University has determined that the SFI is a Financial Conflict of Interest as defined in the PHS Regulations.

If you would like to request information regarding an SFI disclosed to the University, please download a request form here and follow the instructions therein.  Please note that the University will respond only to SFI requests completed and submitted in accordance with the instructions on this form.