NIH has announced revised regulations on conflicts of interest in research (the Final Rule on Financial Conflict of Interest Regulations) that amends the Public Health Service (PHS) regulations on Responsibility of Applicants for Promoting Objectivity in Research for Which Public Health Service Funding is Sought (42 CFR Part 50, Subpart F) and Management and reporting of financial conflicts of interest for contractors (45 CFR Part 94.5). The new regulations go into effective no later than August 24, 2012. For answers to frequently asked questions on the new regulations visit the NIH FAQ website.
In response to the revised financial conflicts of interest regulations (“Rules”) promulgated by the Public Health Service last year, Princeton has modified the procedures for reporting financial conflicts of interest for all faculty who are recipients of funding from the Public Health Service (PHS) including AHRQ, ATSDR, CDC, FDA, HRSA, IHS, NIH, and SAMHSA. The guidelines below provide information on how the Rules will impact reporting obligations with respect to outside financial interests.