Policy on Financial Conflicts of Interest (FCOI) in Public Health Service (PHS) Funded Research
This Policy implements Financial Conflicts of Interest (FCOI) disclosure requirements found in 42 CFR Part 50 and 45 CFR Part 94 which are applicable to Research funded by the U.S. Public Health Service. This regulation does not apply to Phase I Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) or Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program applications or awards. As a condition for receiving PHS funding, these regulations require Ossium Health to maintain an appropriate written policy on financial conflict of interest disclosure. These requirements are applicable to all Research projects for which Ossium Health submits a proposal to or receives Research funding from PHS, except for Phase I SBIR or STTR Research projects, as noted above. Each Investigator, as defined in the Policy, that is planning to participate in, or is participating in such Research, must follow this process and complete the required training. Subcontractors/consultants who perform services within the definition of an Investigator must maintain a policy that complies with the aforementioned regulatory requirements or comply with this Policy. Questions regarding this Policy should be directed to Ossium Health’s Institutional Official.
Consistent with these requirements, Ossium Health’s Policy, Ossium Health’s FCOI Disclosure Form, and required FCOI Disclosures are available. The FCOI Disclosure information is current as of October 12, 2012 and is subject to updates at least annually as well as within 60 days of Ossium Health’s identification of a new Financial Conflict of Interest.