Policy on Conflicts of Interest Related to Research (FCOI Policy)


The Research Integrity Office within the Office of the Provost and the Office of the Vice Provost for Research (OVPR) is directly responsible for the University’s Research-Related Financial Conflicts of Interest (FCOI) Program.

PHS and NSF regulations and sponsor requirements guide the University’s research-related conflicts of interest policy.

FCOIs may exist when financial considerations have the potential to compromise or bias professional judgment or objectivity regarding the design, conduct or reporting of research. The University has one policy governing research-related FCOIs, the Policy on Conflicts of Interest Related to Research (the FCOI Policy).

Full FCOI Policy (PDF)