Who Needs to Disclose?

Who Needs to Disclose?

CIRB COI How-Tos Who Needs to Disclose?

Who Needs to Disclose?

INDIVIDUALS REQUIRED TO DISCLOSE FINANCIAL INTERESTS

To promote objectivity in research, the principal investigator/program director and anyone responsible for the design, conduct, or reporting of research is required to disclose certain information related to financial interests and relationships.
 
Design - The planning of the scientific strategy to test a research proposal.
 
Conduct - The supervision or management of a study's execution.  This is typically done by the principal investigator (PI) and co-investigators, but also may be performed by postdoctoral fellows and graduate students who have significant supervisory roles for junior researcher or technicians who are part of the study.  For studies involving human subjects, this includes anyone who is responsible for explaining the study, risk-benefit, and/or alternatives to potential participants, is listed on the 1572 or device agreement, and/or must complete a sponsor's conflict of interest form.
 
Reporting - The authorship of publications or reports to the sponsor related to the research.  This includes anyone who will likely present the data at national/international meetings.
 
Research - For the purposes of reporting financial conflicts of interest, the term research includes any grant/contract application processed by the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) and all work involving human subjects regardless of funding source.