Complying with UNH Financial Conflict of Interest in Research Policy

Complying with UNH Financial Conflict of Interest in Research Policy

Apr 06, 2011

If you conduct externally sponsored research and you have a significant financial interest that could be impacted by your research, then you must comply with the UNH policy on Financial Conflict of Interest in Research. 

 

For example, if you have an ownership stake in a company and your externally-funded research could benefit the company, this is a financial conflict of interest in research.


According to the UNH policy on Financial Conflict of Interest in Research (FCoIiR), any UNH employee responsible for the design, conduct, or reporting of research that is funded or proposed for funding by external sources and who has a significant financial interest (defined in the policy) that would reasonably appear to be affected by the research must disclose the interest before a proposal is submitted.  Disclosures are made by submitting a Financial Disclosure Statement to the Office of the Senior Vice Provost for Research (OSVPR).  Disclosure statements are triaged by OSVPR staff and, when appropriate, forwarded to the UNH Disclosure Review Committee (DRC) for review.


In the last couple of months, OSVPR staff have revised several documents used in the FCoIiR process and these are available on the web.  The first is the management plan template; a draft management plan must be submitted with a completed Financial Disclosure Statement.  The second is a template for semiannual/annual reporting, which is used to provide periodic updates to the DRC.

 
As the OSVPR revises documents or develops additional resources in this area, they will be posted on the Conflict of Interest Forms and Policies webpage. Please do not hesitate to contact Julie Simpson (x2-2003 or julie.simpson@unh.edu) or Tammy Goldberg (x2-1948 or tammy.goldberg@unh.edu) with any questions. 

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