What travel must be disclosed? How will Investigators make the required travel disclosures?
PHS-funded Investigators must disclose all Reimbursed or Sponsored Travel that is related to their Institutional Responsibilities. GIM 10 defines Sponsored Travel as “travel activity, the Travel Expenses for which are paid directly by an Entity on behalf of an Investigator and not reimbursed to the Investigator so that the exact monetary value may not be readily available to the Investigator,” and Reimbursed Travel as “travel activity for which the Travel Expenses are paid directly by the Investigator, who is then reimbursed by an Entity for such Travel Expenses.” Exceptions to the Travel Disclosures are Reimbursed or Sponsored Travel paid by the University, a federal, state or local government agency, an Institution of Higher Education, an academic teaching hospital, a medical center, or a research institute that is affiliated with an Institution of Higher Education.
Travel Disclosures must be made within 30 days of the occurrence of travel and may be made up to twelve (12) months in advance. The Travel Disclosures will be made through the Financial Interest Disclosure System (FIDS); in the same manner SFI will be disclosed.