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Conflicts of Interest

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) revised its Conflict of Interest regulations effective August 24, 2012.  These regulations establish new standards and clarify previously established standards to be followed by institutions that apply for or receive research funding from a PHS Awarding Component.  The primary goal of the changes is to promote objectivity by establishing standards that provide a reasonable expectation that the design, conduct, and reporting of research funded under PHS grants, cooperative agreements and contracts will be free from bias resulting from Investigator financial conflicts of interest.

The revised regulations were written to increase accountability, add transparency, enhance regulatory compliance and effective Institutional management of investigators’ financial conflicts of interest and strengthen compliance oversight.  This workshop will address those requirements and assist university personnel to understand their responsibilities.