Financial conflicts of interest (FCOI) requirements apply to all “investigators” involved in funded sponsored research activities. Investigators include those who are “responsible for the design, conduct, or reporting of research” (e.g., principal investigator, co-principal investigator, project director, students who receive compensation in the form of scholarship, salary, or tuition reimbursement). The purpose is to mitigate any actual or perceived bias in research conducted by these personnel.
There are two requirements for FCOI:
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