Research and Graduate Studies

Financial Conflict of Interest

FINANCIAL CONFLICT OF INTEREST (FCOI) REGULATIONS: The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has determined, pursuant to 42 C.F.R. Part 50, Subpart F and 45 C.F.R. Part 94 , as revised on August 25, 2011, that effective no later than August 24, 2012, Public Health Service (PHS)-sponsored Investigators shall be subject to specific requirements regarding the disclosure and management of conflicts of interest with regard to research in order to provide a reasonable expectation that PHS-sponsored research will be conducted free of bias resulting from Investigator financial conflicts of interest. As part of this revised Financial Conflict of Interest (FCOI) regulation, all NIH/PHS grants Investigators must complete a Conflict of Interest training program and complete the Supplemental Conflict of Interest Disclosure Form prior to submission of an NIH/PHS grant proposal.  Details of the PHS requirements are found in the California State University, Northridge Policy on Financial Conflict of Interest Pertaining to PHS Sponsored Projects