The principal objective of conflict of interest review in research is to protect the integrity of the research. For research involving human subjects, there is an even greater responsibility which is to protect the safety and welfare of the human subjects who participate in research. Any conflict that threatens these objectives must be eliminated or managed. By working together to manage these conflicts, the investigator, responsible administrators, and review committees can achieve these objectives.
Effective August 24, 2012, all investigators who are funded by or anticipate funding by PHS and Certain Federal Agencies, Foundations or Extramural Sponsors are required to complete a new COI Interest Inventory. This application will guide you through required training then through the process of disclosure of applicable interests and their relationship to your institutional responsibilities.