Conflict of Interest and Research
PHS COI Regulations
The Department of Health and Human Services has issued a new financial conflict of interest regulation - Responsibility of Applicants for Promoting Objectivity in Research for which Public Health Service Funding is Sought and Responsible Prospective Contractor. The regulation, which takes effect on August 24, 2012, governs research sponsored by NIH, CDC, AHRQ, and other Public Health Service (PHS) agencies and applies to all investigators on new awards, new proposals, non-competing renewals, and no cost extensions received or submitted on or after that date. The regulation includes significant new requirements for all PHS investigators, including:
- Broader disclosure requirements of all financial interests that relate to an individual's institutional responsibilities, including compensation from non-profit entities and sponsored travel
- Mandatory training
- A lower threshold of $5,000 for "significant financial interests"
Below are resources about the new regulation for PHS-funded researchers.