July 15, 2016

Reminder on PHS Regulation to Disclose New Significant Financial Interests in 30 Days

A reminder from the Conflict of Interest Coordinator:

The Public Health Service (including National Institutes of Health) regulations require that when new Significant Financial Interests are acquired or discovered by an Investigator, they must be disclosed within thirty (30) days of that acquisition or discovery. When this is not done in a timely manner, the institution is not in compliance with the regulations and must perform a mandated special retrospective review which causes delays in the ability of the Committee to approve ongoing projects. This is an onerous process and falls on the faculty Conflict of Interest Committee and the COI office to handle.

Please direct any questions to Jyl Baldwin, COI Coordinator, at jbaldwin@berkeley.edu or researchcoi@berkeley.edu.