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Conflict of Interest and Commitment in Research Policy & Financial Conflict of Interest (FCOI) of Senior/Key Personnel

Public Health Service (PHS) Financial Conflicts of Interest Regulations

In August 2011, the Public Health Service (PHS) revised financial conflict of interest (FCOI) regulations (42 CFR 50 and 45 CFR 94) that are applicable to institutions that apply for or receive PHS funding. Corresponding with the mandate of this new regulation, St. Jude's institutional Conflict of Interest and Commitment in Research Policy (70.003) was implemented and became effective on August 24, 2012. Policy (70.003) strives to ensure that investigators maintain and balance all competing interests that have the potential to produce bias in the design, conduct or reporting of the research. Policy updates and implementation processes are ongoing.

Conflicts of Interest (COI) occur when professional obligations or interests could be undermined or jeopardized by personal interests, such as a financial or fiduciary interest in an entity besides St. Jude or a personal relationship or interest that may benefit from research or project results.

A Financial Conflict of Interest (FCOI) is a Significant Financial Interest (SFI) related to PHS-funded research that could directly and significantly affect the design, conduct or reporting of research, as determined by Compliance and/or the Conflict of Interest Committee (COIC).

This FCOI page will provide:

  • Timely information regarding new requirements and new or updated FCOI policies.
  • Public access to the institutional Conflict of Interest and Commitment in Research Policy (70.003).
  • An electronic submission system for public requests of FCOI information of Senior / Key Personnel funded by PHS.

To request PHS-funded Senior / Key Personnel's FCOI information, complete the PHS Financial Conflict of Interest Information Request Form.

****FCOI Information provided is current as of the date listed in the request and is subject to updates, on at least an annual basis and within 60 days of institutional identification of a new financial conflict of interest which should be subsequently requested  by the requestor.