April 05, 2012

NIH Tutorial on Financial Conflict of Interest

Investigators are encouraged to take a new tutorial on financial conflict of interest developed by the National Institutes of Health.

The NIH web-based tutorial addresses the main requirements of the 2011 revised regulation, Responsibility of Applicants for Promoting Objectivity in Research for which PHS Funding is Sought (Title 42, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 50, Subpart F), for grants and cooperative agreements (commonly known together with the revised regulation for contracts, as the Financial Conflict of Interest [FCOI] regulations). The tutorial highlights the key federal requirements for which the investigator (through the institution’s implementation of the regulation), the institution, and the NIH, are accountable under the FCOI regulation. The tutorial is not intended to substitute for the comprehensive review and implementation of all regulatory requirements.

The University of California Office of the President will also be offering a UC training module for the new NIH regulation; details will be available soon.