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In addition to the University's policy, staff and students need to comply with external/third party requirements affecting their activities. For example:
The 2012 US Department of Health and Human Services regulations on disclosing and reporting conflicts of interest for researchers funded via its Public Health Service (which includes the NIH) include the following requirements:
Oxford researchers are asked to note the following:
In summary, a declaration of a 'significant financial interest’ should be made initially to the researcher’s head of department or faculty (or in the case of a head of department or faculty, to the head of division) via the annual declaration of significant financial interests form:
If, in the view of the head of department or faculty (or division), this could present a financial conflict of interest, this should then be submitted to the Secretary of the University’s Committee on Conflict of Interest together with a plan for how the conflict can be reduced, eliminated or managed. The Secretary of the University’s Committee on Conflict of Interest will then liaise with Research Services, who will submit the plan to the NIH via their electronic Research Administration (eRA) Commons financial conflicts of interest module. The Investigator is required to produce annual updates on how the conflict is being managed.