PHS Financial Conflict of Interest Sponsors

The below sponsors require financial conflict of interest disclosure as specified by Public Health Service (PHS) Financial Conflict of Interest policy. In addition to the PHS agencies listed, there are non-profit organizations that have implemented the PHS FCOI policy. To add a non-profit sponsor requiring the PHS FCOI policy to this list, please email

The Office of Research Support and Compliance oversees the Conflict of Interest Policy and Procedures at UT. To learn more about conflict of interest at UT, see Conflict of Interest Program.

Federal Sponsors that follow PHS FCOI policy

Administration for Community Living (ACL)

Administration for Children & Families (ACF)

Administration on Aging (AoA)

Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality (AHRQ)

Agency for Toxic Substances & Disease Registry (ATSDR)

Biomedical Advanced Research & Development Authority (BARDA)

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC)

Food & Drug Administration (FDA)

Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA)

Indian Health Services (IHS)

National Institutions of Health (NIH)

Office of Global Affairs (OGA)

Office of Minority Health Resources Center (OMH)

Office of Population Affairs (OPA)

Office of Public Health & Science (OPHS)

Office of Research Integrity (ORI)

Office of Research on Women’s Health (OWH)

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH)

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning & Evaluation (ASPE)

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness & Response (ASPR)

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services (SAMHSA)

Non-profit Organizations that follow PHS FCOI policy

Alliance for Lupus Research (ALR)

Alpha-1 Foundation

American Asthma Foundation (AAF)

American Cancer Society (ACS)

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

American Heart Association (AHA)

American Lung Association (ALA)

Arthritis Foundation (AF)


Harrington Discovery Institute

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF)

Lupus Foundation of America (LFA)

Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)

Susan G Komen for the Cure

While not all program or funding announcements contain specific statements as to the applicability of FCOI regulations, agencies do list their award management guidelines on their websites. Prior to submitting a proposal, check for relevant FCOI requirements on the agency’s website. The NIH Grant Policy Statement (GPS) and the HHS GPS both contain the FCOI requirement, so if the agency lists HHS or NIH GPS as applicable, then the FCOI regulations will apply.