NIH has announced the availability of a Web-based tutorial related to the “Responsibility of Applicants for Promoting Objectivity in Research for which PHS Funding is Sought.”
In its release notice, NIH states, “As part of NIH’s continuing educational efforts to improve and enhance compliance with Financial Conflict of Interest (FCOI) requirements, we developed a Web-based tutorial which reviews the requirements of and the responsibilities for compliance with these Federal FCOI regulations. The tutorial is designed for use by Institutional officials responsible for managing NIH funded grants, cooperative agreements and/or contracts and for individuals who are responsible for the design, conduct or reporting of NIH-supported research.
We hope this tutorial proves to be a useful educational tool and strongly encourage all NIH-funded investigators to take it.”
The tutorial may be accessed on the Office of Extramural Research, Conflict of Interest Page.