Missouri State University

Conflict of Interest (COI)

Conflict of Interest in Research

Researchers pursuing external funding must complete an Internal Approval Form, which requires a disclosure of conflict of interest. If a conflict of interest is disclosed on the Internal Approval Form, a Financial Conflict of Interest Assurance & Disclosure Form must also be completed and submitted.

All investigators submitting proposals to NSF must complete and submit the Financial Conflict of Interest Assurance & Disclosure Form regardless of their disclosure on the Internal Approval Form.

**NEW AUGUST 2012** - Public Health Service (PHS) regulations regarding COI have changed.

Please see the COI in Research Policy and PHS-Specific COI Provisions links at the left. All researchers submitting proposals to PHS must complete and submit the Financial Conflict of Interest Assurance & Disclosure Form (PHS Projects) regardless of their disclosures on the Internal Approval Form. PHS agencies include:

  • Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality (AHRQ)
  • Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR)
  • Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC)
  • Food & Drug Administration (FDA)
  • Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA)
  • Indian Health Service (IHS)
  • National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  • Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

Forms

Forms should be submitted to the Office of Research Administration (ORA).

Additional Information

For additional information, see the Federal Guidelines for Conflict of Interest: