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Pending Disclosures

A pending disclosure is a disclosure you need to complete. The system creates one when either an eGC1 owner or the system sends disclosure notification emails to the investigators. The eGC1 owner can click the Send Disclosure Notification button on the PI, Personnel, & Organizations page. If the owner routes the eGC1 to reviewers for approval without sending the notifications, the system will send them automatically. Also, when an investigator begins, but does not complete, a disclosure for Human Subjects Activity or a CoMotion Technology Transfer Agreement, the system creates a pending disclosure.

The Action Items section of the page lists any pending disclosures. To complete a pending disclosure for a specific eGC1, CoMotion agreement, or Human Subjects Activity, click on the Complete Disclosure button to the right of the disclosure.  Then make any necessary updates to your SFI and enter any other required information. For eGC1 disclosures, its status will display on the eGC1’s PI, Personnel, & Organizations page.

The following image shows three example pending disclosures, one for Human Subjects, one for CoMotion, and one for an eGC1.

action items section with pending disclosures

Create a New Disclosure

The Create New Disclosure button displays below the Action Items section, as shown in the following image.

create new disclosure button in action items section

Click this button to start the process. The Disclosure Type page will display for you to select the appropriate type of disclosure.

November 2012

  • In the Related Activities section, there is no longer a Select All link, and there is a new checkbox for investigators that causes the Related Activities section to display.
  • New functionality for creating new disclosures
    • A “Create new disclosure” button displays whenever there is not a pending disclosure.
    • Investigators will now select why they are creating the disclosure.
    • Investigators can create their own pending disclosure for an eGC1, without having to wait for the disclosure notification to be sent from the eGC1.
    • Investigators can create disclosures for the Human Subjects Division (HSD) and the Center for Commercialization (C4C).
    • An email message will be sent to C4C when a disclosure has been created asking C4C to forward the license agreement.
    • The disclosure now shows HSD and C4C details.
  • When investigators are removed from an eGC1, any pending disclosures will be deleted. If they completed a disclosure, then the primary eGC1 will be removed.
  • A pending disclosure is automatically created when investigators add themselves to an eGC1.
How do I complete an SFI disclosure for a tech transfer license agreement or unsponsored Human Subjects activity?

To create a disclosure:

  1. Go to http://www.washington.edu/research/tools/fids/, and click on Sign In to go to your FIDS profile page.
  2. Scroll down the Profile page to the Action Items section. Click on the Create New Disclosure button.
  3. On the Disclosure Type page, select the second choice “I need to make a disclosure for a CoMotion tech transfer agreement or IRB approval.”
  4. On the Enter Other Activity page, select either “CoMotion Technology Transfer Agreement” or “Human Subjects Activity” and complete the appropriate section.
  5. Click Next and then follow the instructions for disclosing any Significant Financial Interests, and completing the disclosure.

When your disclosure is complete, you will be able to see it listed on your Profile page.

If your disclosure was for a CoMotion technology transfer agreement, the system will send an email notification to license@uw.edu with the following information

  • Disclosure ID
  • Innovator Name
  • Department
  • CoMotion Agreement ID
  • Name of Party/Licensee
  • SFI indication (Yes/No)

It will also request that a copy of the license agreement be sent to the Office of Research at research@uw.edu for the Institutional Official as the disclosure is reviewed.

The Financial Interest Disclosure System (FIDS) is an online system that investigators use to disclose Significant Financial Interests (SFI) related to their research projects.

Access FIDS at http://www.washington.edu/research/tools/fids/

You will need to use FIDS to

  • disclose your SFI for each eGC1 for which you are an investigator.
  • disclose changes you make to your SFI, including updating information, adding new SFI,  or deleting SFI.
  • disclose your SFI for CoMotion technology transfer or Human Subjects Division (HSD).

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Parts of the Page

To help you navigate through FIDS, the following image shows the ten basic parts of the page.

example page with the parts numbered

  1. Welcome with your name displayed in the upper left of the window.
  2. Sign out link which will log you out of FIDS, to the right of your name.
  3. Help link which will open a new window and display the FIDS User Guide and other support pages. It’s to the right of the sign out link.
  4. Breadcrumb trail which you can click to return to your Profile page. Displays on the left, below the green FIDS banner.
  5. Page title which indicates the purpose of the page. Displays below the breadcrumb trail.
  6. Action Bar which will contain icons appropriate to the page. The Delete (trashcan) and Save icons appear in this image and appear on the right side of the bar, just below the page title.
  7. Section heading with a help icon to provide contextual help for this part of the page.
  8. Main section of the page, indicated by the pale colored background, where you might view information, enter or edit data, or click a link to add information in a new window.
  9. Page footer which contains buttons and/or links to complete this page and move to the next, or cancel out of this page and return to a prior state or page. Displays below the main section.
  10. System footer which contains links to Learning and Contact Us information.

Tip: Do not use your browser’s back button to navigate. Instead use the links and breadcrumb trail within FIDS.