Compensation Section

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Investigators must disclose compensation from external sources. This section will display if you select “Compensation” in the Entity section. Use it to provide details on the amount and type of compensation you have received or are receiving from the named entity.

Compensation includes salary and/or payment for services.

Screen shot of the Compensation section in FIDS

Fields

Value of Compensation

This value must be zero or greater. You may include the dollar sign ($), commas and a period in this field. This is a required field.

Compensation Type

Select the appropriate choice(s) from the menu. You must select at least one.

  • Consulting Fees
  • Salary, wages, and honorarium
  • Retainer
  • Gift
  • Other

Note: If you select Other, the explanation field will display. You must enter an explanation. If you deselect Other, the system will discard any text you entered in the explanation field.  There is a maximum of 500 characters.

Category of Activity 

Select the appropriate choice(s) from the menu. You must select at least one.

  • Board Member
  • Consultant
  • Editor
  • Expert Witness
  • Performing Arts
  • Professional/Continuing Education
  • Professional/Private Practice
  • Reviewer
  • Scientific/Technical/Expert Advisor
  • Speaker
  • Other

Note: If you select Other, the explanation field will display. You must enter an explanation. If you deselect Other, the system will discard any text you entered in the explanation field. There is a maximum of 500 characters.

Start Date of Activity

Use the pop-up calendar to select a date, or type one in using the month/day/year format (for example, 10/31/2015). This field is required.

End Date of Activity (if available)

Use the pop-up calendar to select a date, or type one in using the month/day/year format (for example, 10/31/2018). This field is optional.

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