Confirm if the Non-UNC Asheville Investigator’s Institution has a U.S. Public Health Service (PHS) / U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) or National Science Foundation (NSF) compliant CoI policy. Choice of federal policy alignment based on funding source. Follow the instructions matching the researcher’s situation.
Step 1: Non-UNC Asheville Institution CoI Policy Status
Verify that the Non-UNC Asheville Institution Has A Compliant Conflict of Interest (CoI) Policy:
Information regarding the non-UNC Asheville investigator’s Conflict of Interest (CoI) policy may be available on their institution’s website. It should conform and/or reference the following U.S. Public Health Service (PHS) or National Science Foundation (NSF) policies / regulations:
- 42 C.F.R. Part 50 Subpart F – Responsibility of Applicants for Promoting Objectivity in Research
- 42 C.F.R. PART 94 – Responsible Prospective Contractors
- NSF Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide
Additionally, you can search the “Federal Demonstration Partnership FCOI Institutional Clearinghouse” website. This site provides a central location for many educational institutions and other entities to document that they are within compliance with the PHS Financial Conflict of Interest (FCOI) rules and regulations.
Step 2: Instructions
Non-Affiliated Investigators from an institution with a PHS or NSF compliant conflict of interest policy, are required to only provide a completed Non-UNC Asheville Investigator Attestation Form.
Non-Affiliated Researchers from an Institution without a PHS or NSF compliant conflict of interest policy, are required to submit a UNC Asheville CoI Disclosure Certification and email it to ORSP Associate Director. These Non-Affiliated Researchers will be subject to UNC Asheville’s Conflict of Interest policy.