Financial Conflict of Interest Policy for Investigators Participating in PHS/NIH Funded Research

In August, 2011 PHS issued revised regulations on Responsibility of Applicants for Promoting Objectivity in Research for which Public Health Service Funding is Sought (Title 42 CFR Part 50 Subpart F) and Responsible Prospective Contractors (Title 45 CFR Part 94). The regulations are effective as of August 24, 2012.

All individuals involved in research supported by the Public Health Service, including the NIH, must comply with the new reporting thresholds of Significant Financial Interests in the revised PHS regulations. Excluded from coverage under the new regulations are Phase I SBIR/STTR applicants/awardees.

Summary and Definitions

Investigator/Department Responsibilities

Institution Responsibilities

NIH-SFI Disclosure Form (fill-in pdf)