Conflict of Interest
An important component of the Research Integrity Program at UMB is the management of financial conflicts of interest in research. The office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs oversees the management process for such conflicts.
The UMB procedures, which fulfill the requirements of the University System of Maryland (USM) Policy, specify what financial conflicts of interest are and how they are managed at UMB.
Questions concerning the policy and procedures and their application may be directed to the Research Integrity Office:
Also check out the answers to Frequently Asked Questions for further informaton.
AUGUST 24, 2012 - UMB ADOPTS POLICY IMPLEMENTING NEW PHS FCOI REGULATIONS
The University has adopted III 1.11 (B) Policies and Procedures on Financial Conflict of Interest to Promote Objectivity in PHS-Funded Research. There is a Form for disclosing Significant Financial Interests (SFIs), with Instructions. Please submit the disclosure form to Disclosure@umaryland.edu.
New regulations pertaining to financial conflicts of interest sponsored by the U S Public Health Service (PHS) will go into effect on August 24, 2012. These regulations, Responsibility of Applicants for Promoting Objectivity in Research for Which Public Health Service Funding is Sought, differ significantly from the regulations they are replacing.
JULY 1, 2011 - UMB INSTITUTIONAL COI POLICY
A new policy, "University of Maryland Policy on Identifying and Addressing Institutional Conflicts of Interest to Preserve Integrity of Research and Other Academic Activity," has been developed and is in effect. This policy is intended to address real and perceived conflicts of interest resulting from the financial interests of the University as an institution or of its senior leadership. By implementing a plan to manage potential bias in the research or other academic activity caused by the financial interest, the integrity of the activity will be preserved and enhanced.
Please contact this office with questions regarding the policy and its implementation.
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