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What is the process for disclosure and review of Significant Financial Interests (SFI)?

The Financial Interest Disclosure System (FIDS) which investigators use to electronically submit their SFI disclosures was released on August 16th, 2012.  FIDS replaces the current paper-based system.   The Investigator discloses SFI through FIDS and in accordance with GIM 10.  The Office of Research reviews the disclosed SFI and determines if an FCOI is present.  If a determination of FCOI is made, then a management plan will be produced and distributed to the Investigator, the Investigator’s Department and any other required parties.

When will the revised GIM 10 (including all of the new disclosure requirements) be implemented?

In accordance with the Public Health Services (PHS) regulation, all institutions receiving PHS Funding must implement the requirements under the regulation no later than August 24, 2012.  Investigators must be in compliance with the regulatory requirements prior to any expenditure of funds awarded on or after August 24, 2012.  While current awards (i.e., those existing prior to Aug. 24, 2012) are “grandfathered” from the new regulations, PHS-funded investigators must be in compliance with the revised disclosure requirements, for any new funding (including noncompeting continuation awards) received after August 24, 2012.

This page displays when you click Submit Disclosure on the Complete Disclosure page. It provides a confirmation that you successfully saved the disclosure.

From this page you can return to your Profile or you can Logout.

Screenshot of Disclosure Complete in FIDS

If you indicated that you have SFI related to your disclosure, once you have entered or updated your SFI, you will see the Complete Disclosure page.

You can review all of the existing elements of your disclosure, select any related Institutional Activities, and add a narrative that describes how the SFI is linked to the selected Institutional Activities.

If you started this disclosure by clicking the Complete Disclosure button on the Profile page, you will see the associated eGC1 indicated.

The following articles describe each of the sections on this page.

When you log in to the Financial Interest Disclosure System (FIDS) using your UW NetID, the first page you see is your Profile page.

This page displays

  • information about you
  • “action items” where you may create or complete a disclosure
  • your current sponsored research projects
  • any SFI already entered
  • any disclosures pending or already completed

From this page you can complete any pending disclosures, create a new disclosure, or edit an existing disclosure that has not yet been reviewed. The following articles will cover each section of the profile page.

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 pages.

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.