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Public Health Service (PHS) Conflict of Interest Regulations

What is required by the PHS regulations?

  • Mandatory training in conflicts of interest for investigators.
  • Mandatory reporting of financial interests by investigators.
  • Assessment and management of potential conflicts by the institution.
  • Public disclosure of financial conflicts of interest by the institution.

Who is covered by the PHS regulations?

  • Any institution or investigator that applies for or receives PHS research funding
  • An investigator is defined as any person on the project, regardless of title or position, who is responsible for the design, conduct, or reporting of PHS funded research, including collaborators, consultants, and sub-contractors.

What do Baylor faculty and staff need to report?

If institutional policies are more stringent than the PHS then the institution must adhere to its established policies. Therefore, Baylor investigators must report a financial interest of $100 or more acquired or held in the last 12 months. Reportable financial interests held by the investigator, the investigator's spouse, and / or dependent children include:
  • Consulting fees or honoraria
  • Equity (stocks, stock options, or other ownership interests)
  • Intellectual property rights (patents, copyrights, or royalties) received from an entity other than Baylor
  • Reimbursed or sponsored travel funded by an entity that is not an institution of higher education, academic teaching hospital, a medical center, research institute, or a federal, state, or local government

  • Consulting Fees or Honoraria
  • Equity (stocks, stock options, or other ownership interests)
  • Intellectual property rights (patents, copyrights, or royalties) received from an entity other than Baylor.
  • Reimbursed or sponsored travel funded by an entity that is not an institution of higher education, academic teaching hospital, a medical center, research institute, or a federal, state, or local government