All UW investigators must disclose whether or not they have significant financial interest (SFI) for every funding proposal via the Financial Interest Disclosure System (FIDS).
Conflicts of interest in research may occur when outside financial interests compromise, or have the appearance of compromising, the professional judgment of a researcher when designing, conducting, or reporting research.
The UW's Financial Conflict of Interest Policy (GIM-10) seeks to maintain the appropriate balance among all competing interests that have the potential to produce bias in the design, conduct, or reporting of the research or distort technology transfer transactions.
The UW's FCOI policy is effective August 24, 2012 and corresponds with the 2011 Public Health Service revised financial conflict of interest (FCOI) regulations (42 CFR 50). These regulations apply to any institution receiving funds from a PHS entity.
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