Background

Submission of Financial Interest Disclosures to assure compliance with federal regulations and UT policy began in early August, 2012. The Objectivity in Research policy became effective on August 23, 2012 and was added to the UT Handbook of Operating Procedures.

The revised policy contains significant revisions to the previous policy and incorporates changes that meet updated federal requirements governing disclosure and reporting of Financial Conflicts of Interest. The new policy will affect all individuals who are responsible for the design, conduct or reporting of research.

The revised policy requires completion of Conflict of Interest training at least every four years by all individuals who are responsible for the design, conduct, or reporting of research. A web-based training course has been implemented and training may be completed at any time.

Upon completion of Conflict of Interest training, all affected researchers will be required to complete a web-based Financial Interest Disclosure (FID) form. The revised policy requires completion of the Financial Interest Disclosure form annually or within 30 days of when changes occur.

For information on the new PHS policy, see the Frequently Asked Questions at the National Institutes of Health website. Other updates and changes will be posted by the the Office of Research Support and Compliance on this page or one of the pages accessed through the “Conflict of Interest” tab on the left of this page.