Effective August 24, 2012, universities and other research institutions applying for or receiving research funding from the U.S. Public Health Service are required to comply with new federal conflict of interest regulations under 42 CFR, Part 50, Subpart F. The Public Health Service includes such major funding agencies as the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Food and Drug Administration, and the Health Resources and Services Administration.
The new regulations include:
- Lower financial disclosure thresholds.
- Mandatory conflict of interest training (see Employee Development training below).
- New public accessibility requirements.
- Increased transparency for travel reimbursement.
The following resources are made available to help familiarize the UWM research community with these important new requirements:
- Employee Development Training: Financial Conflict of Interest in PHS-Funded Research
- Significant Financial Interest (SFI) Disclosure Form
- Agencies Using the PHS COI Regulations
- UWM Policy for Financial Conflict of Interest in PHS-Funded Research
- UWM Faculty Doc. 2466: Conflict of Interest Policy for Researchers & Scholars
- UW System Unclassified Staff Code of Ethics (Chapter UWS 8)
- PHS Regulations for Promoting Objectivity in Research, 42 CFR, Part 50, Subpart F
- NIH Financial Conflict of Interest Web Page
- NIH Financial Conflict of Interest Frequently Asked Questions
- NIH Summary of Changes to PHS Regulations for Promoting Objectivity in Research
- NIH Tutorial for Financial Conflict of Interest (For Information Only)