The purpose of this policy is to promote objectivity in scholarly activities by establishing standards for identifying and managing significant financial conflicts of interest in sponsored scholarly activities. The expected result of the implementation of this policy is that the design, conduct, and reporting of sponsored scholarly activities will not be biased by any conflicting financial interest of an investigator.
Investigators must submit a financial disclosure statement when submitting a proposal for funding of scholarly activities. It is the responsibility of the principal investigator to name other persons on the project who meet the regulatory definition of investigator. All financial disclosures must be updated during the period of the award, either on an annual basis or as new reportable Significant Financial Interests are obtained.
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