ORS maintains two policies on financial conflicts of
interest that apply specifically to externally sponsored projects, including
externally sponsored research.
Conflicts of Interest in Externally Sponsored Research
This policy applies to investigators who are submitting
proposals for or managing externally sponsored projects, with the exception of
those who are requesting or managing research funding from the Public Health
Service (PHS). The policy is designed to
promote objectivity in the conduct of externally sponsored projects at DePaul,
and to promote compliance with applicable federal and state laws, including the
National Science Foundation’s conflict of interest standards. For more information, see this policy
or ORS’ Web-based
training module that introduces PIs to it.
Conflicts of Interest in Public Health Service (PHS)
This policy applies to all investigators who are applying
for or accepting research funding from the Public Health Service (PHS) of the
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, which includes the National
Institutes of Health. The policy helps
to ensure that research at DePaul which is funded under PHS grants and
cooperative agreements is free from bias resulting from investigator financial
conflicts of interest. For more
information, see this policy or ORS’
Web-based training module that introduces PIs to it.