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) Funded Research

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.