Financial Conflict of Interest for Externally Sponsored Research and Educational Activities
Statement of Need and Purpose
The faculty and staff at Governors State University are pursuing an increasing number of sponsored research activities. Governors State University plans to increase externally sponsored funding through contracts, grants, and extramural funding. As sponsored research activities grow in sophistication and complexity it becomes necessary to comply with federal regulations regarding significant financial conflicts of interest in research and educational activities.
A significant financial conflict of interest (FCOI) means a significant financial interest that could directly and significantly affect the design, conduct, or reporting of research or educational activities. Faculty and staff of the University have an obligation to scrupulously maintain the objectivity of their research and educational activities by avoiding any financial conflict of interest. Governors State University developed this policy to protect the integrity of externally sponsored research and educational activities and to comply with federal regulations.
The purpose of this policy is to promote objectivity in externally funded research and educational activities by establishing standards that provide a reasonable expectation that the design, conduct, and reporting of research and educational activities funded under external grants or cooperative agreements will be free from bias resulting from the investigator (including the investigator’s spouse and dependent children) having significant financial conflicts of interest.
Policy 68 Financial Conflict of Interest (FCOI) in Externally Sponsored Research and Educational Activities
Forms and Training
Screening and Disclosure Form
Financial Conflict of Interest-CITI Training
FCOI Public Accessibility Requirement for PHS Awarding Components