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9.22 / Disclosure of Financial Conflicts of Interest for Research Subject to Public Health Service Financial Conflict of Interest Regulations

I.  Purpose

The purpose of this policy is to implement the 2011 Public Health Service (PHS) regulations related to the promotion of objectivity in research; the full set of regulations are published in the Federal Code of Regulations (42 C.F.R. Part 50 Subpart F).

II.  Applicability

This policy applies to Wichita State University and any individual meeting the definition of Investigator, as defined by
42 C.F.R. Part 50 Subpart F, regardless of employment type or status. This policy also applies to Non-PHS agencies that use the PHS regulations for funded research.

III.  Policy Statement

University is committed to ensuring the integrity of research conducted by its investigators, collaborators, consultants and sub-awardees. To that end, this policy in combination with Section 3.04
Commitment of Time, Conflict of Interest, Consulting and Other Employment, strives to manage situations that create, may create or have the appearance of creating significant conflicts of interest.

IV.  Reporting

Investigators are required to have a completed disclosure of Significant Financial Interests (SFI) on file:
V.  Training

Investigators are required to complete financial conflict of interest training when one or more of the following conditions are met:
VI.  Management Plans and Resolution of Conflicts

University will use the procedures outlined in Section 3.04, Commitment of Time, Conflict of Interest, Consulting and Other Employment.   

VII.  Acknowledgment of University Policy

Employees who make application for external support for their research, educational, or service projects will be required to specify on the University Proposal Routing Form that they have read the conflict of interest policy and have filed a disclosure report before their application is sent to the potential sponsor.

VIII.  Enforcement of University Policy

Failure to submit the required disclosure form will result in denial of the opportunity to submit research proposals to external funding agencies subject to PHS FCOI (or Public Service Act or CFR, etc.) until the form is submitted and may result in discipline in accordance with University procedures.

IX.  Related Policies and References

Related WSU Policies
Section 3.04 / Commitment of Time, Conflict of Interest, Consulting and Other Employment
Section 3.16 /
Employment of Relatives

Related WSU Training
CITI Program

External Policies and Regulations
Kansas Board of Regents Board Policy Manual, Chapter II, Section C.12
National Institutes of Health
Financial Conflict of Interest
National Institutes of Health
Research Integrity

Effective Date: 
April 4, 2013

Revision Date: 
January 30, 2018
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