Sponsored Programs


Conflict of Interest in Public Health Service (PHS) and Financial Conflict of Interest (FCOI)

The College at Oneonta follows the State University of New York and the Research Foundation for the State University of New York Policy on Conflicts of Interest in Public Health Service Sponsored Programs.   A copy of the full policy can be found by clicking here. This policy deals with the requirement for disclosure of financial interests for awardees of Public Health Service (PHS) Funding. 

This policy applies to  Principal Investigators (and any other person who is responsible for the design, conduct or reporting of research) receiving funding from the NIH, U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, or other federal health agencies.   The main points of the policy include:

  1. Investigators and their Related Parties must disclose their financial interests and outside activities to the State University via the PHS Significant Financial Interest Disclosure Form.  This form must be submitted prior to work on any PHS award.
  2. Investigators must complete the CITIprogram training on Conflict of Interest prior to beginning work on any PHS award.   https://www.citiprogram.org/ .   The College is automatically notified of completion of course.
  3. Any FCOI (financial conflict of Interest) shall be subject to a management plan developed by the College.

The Sponsored Programs Office will work with investigators receiving PHS funding to ensure that all requirements under the applicable Federal regulation are met (Responsibility of Applicants for Promoting Objectivity in Research for which Public Health Service Funding is Sought and Responsible Prospective Contractors, Federal Register, vol. 76, No. 165, August 25, 2011.)