Financial Conflict of Interest for Sponsored Projects
The US Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Public Health Service (PHS) policy guidelines requires the University to establish conflict of interest review procedures with the goal of promoting objectivity in funded research. All covered individuals, regardless of the funding source, must complete a conflict of interest disclosure and complete conflict of interest training. The disclosures are reviewed by the Research Integrity and Compliance staff and UNT’s Conflict of Interest Committee. The Conflict of Interest Committee reviews disclosures to determine whether a researcher’s Significant Financial Interest could affect the design, conduct, or reporting of the research activities funded or proposed for such funding, and determines what conditions or restrictions, if any, should be imposed to manage such interests. To submit a disclosure or for more guidance, visit UNT’s financial conflict of interest website.