New Public Health Service Financial Conflict of Interest Rules

The U.S. Public Health Service (PHS) has implemented new financial conflict of interest (FCOI) regulations, which includes requirements for training and additional disclosure requirements for investigators. Such training and disclosures must be made prior to any proposal submissions to PHS entities such the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), the Indian Health Service (IHS) and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

If an investigator does not comply with the disclosure, training, and other requirements of the regulation, he or she will not be permitted to submit proposals to PHS agencies.

For more information, see http://www.compliance.iastate.edu/coi.html or contact Brooke Langlitz, COI Administrator, at 4-7793 or langlitz@iastate.edu.