Research Financial Conflicts of Interest Policy

UT Health Northeast promotes objectivity in research by the establishment of standards that provide a reasonable expectation that the design, conduct, and reporting of research is free from bias resulting from researcher financial conflicts of interest.

These standards apply to externally funded research; regardless of the funding source, as well as to research that does not have external funding.

This policy governs the disclosure of individual significant financial interests and the management and reporting of an individual financial conflict of interest in research performed at UT Health Northeast. It implements federal requirements pertaining to objectivity in research adopted by the Public Health Service of the US Department of Health and Human Services, as well as those adopted by the National Science Foundation. (42 CFR Part 50; 45 CFR Part 94; National Science Foundation Grant Policy Manual Section 510.) and also meets the requirements of the University of Texas System that health institutions adopt standards for the disclosure, management, and reporting of individual financial conflicts of interest in research that go beyond the requirements of the federal regulations.

UT Health Northeast requires an annual disclosure of all significant financial conflicts of interest in research and the development of management plans where necessary.

NOTICE: Protected health information is subject to electronic disclosure.