To the OSU Community:

The U.S. Public Health Service (PHS) will be implementing a revised set of regulations pertaining to Research and Financial Conflicts of Interest (COI) on August 24, 2012. To be compliant with these new rules, the Oregon State University (OSU) Research Office, in conjunction with a faculty advisory committee, has developed a revised institutional policy and annual declaration form.

On Wednesday, August 1, 2012, our office will launch the revised COI online system. The new form has a different look and feel from the current version.  In addition to the materials previously collected, the new form requests information that allows us to better distinguish potential conflicts from more typical and non-problematic financial interests.  Also, because of the revised regulations, we will now be requiring individuals who are serving as investigators on sponsored projects but who were not previously required to submit a declaration form to enroll in the system.

Investigators funded by the PHS agencies*, including Principal Investigators (PI), Co-Investigators (Co-I), Post-doctoral Fellows or Scholars, and Research Associates will be required to complete the new form by August 24, 2012. Investigators not currently funded by any of the PHS agencies will complete the new form at the time of their annual renewal.

If you have questions, please contact the COI office at or 541-737-4692.


*Includes the National Institutes of Health, the Food and Drug Administration, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry.


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