The use of human subjects, vertebrate animals or biohazards must be approved by the appropriate compliance committee. Researchers must complete compliance training prior to protocol approval.
This document describes the University of Nebraska at Omaha’s (UNO) Financial Conflict of Interest (COI) policies and procedures under Board of Regents Policy RP-3.2.8. This policy is intended to cover only conflicts of interest related to academic affairs and research. It does not supersede existing university policies covering conflicts of interest in purchasing or other business practices.
With the goal of promoting objectivity in research, revised Public Health Service (PHS) conflict of interest regulations (42 CFR Part 50 and 45 CFR Part 94) went into effect in August 2012. These regulations require all investigators of PHS-funded research to complete conflict of interest training and disclose significant financial interests to their institution.
Investigator means the 'project director or principal investigator and any other person, regardless of title or position, who is responsible for the design, conduct, or reporting of research funded by the PHS, or proposed for such funding, which may include, for example, collaborators or consultants.'
Click here to access the form used by UNO investigators to document their conflict of interest training and disclosure of significant financial interest.