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This standard operating procedure (SOP) includes the following sections: Purpose, Procedure, Contacts, and Links.
To make sure financial interests at awardee institutions do not affect the design, conduct, or reporting of research funded under NIAID grants, contracts, or cooperative agreements (SBIR phase I awards are exempt).
Institutions must manage, reduce, or eliminate financial conflicts of interest on NIH-funded research. They must also have a written agreement with subawardees to ensure all parties comply with conflict of interest regulations.
If necessary, NIH may suspend funding if an institution does not adhere to financial conflict of interest rules. For more information, see NIH's Financial Conflict of Interest Web site.
Grantees and contractors with questions should contact the grants management specialist or contracting officer's representative listed in the eRA Commons. For more information, see Communicating With NIAID—How to Get Help.
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Bioethics Resources on the Web
Conflict of Interest in Peer Review SOP
FCOI Frequently Asked Questions
Financial Conflicts of Interest for Awardees—NIAID Staff Response SOP
ORI Conflicts of Interest tutorial
OER Conflict of Interest tutorial
Promoting Objectivity in Research – Key Points
Responsible Conduct of Research Resources—Conflicts of Interest and Commitment
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