Financial Conflict of Interest (FCOI)

Determination and Reporting with Respect to
NIH Grant Applications

Each Investigator responsible for the design, conduct, or reporting of research supported by the US Public Health Service, including NIH, is required to disclose their Significant Financial Interests (and those of the Investigator’s spouse and dependent children) that reasonably appear to be related to the Investigator’s institutional responsibilities: (1) no later than at the time of application for NIH-funded research; (2) within thirty days of discovering or acquiring (e.g., through purchase, marriage, or inheritance) a new Significant Financial Interest; and (3) at least annually during the period of award.

For further information and definitions of Significant Financial Interest and Financial Conflict of Interest, see NIH Financial Conflict of Interest and SFU Procedures Pertaining to US Public Health Services Grants


The institution is required to determine whether a Financial Conflict of Interest exists in respect to the proposed research and if so, to develop and implement a Management Plan that may include its reduction or elimination.

Each SFU Investigator or key personnel named in an application for new or continuing NIH funding must complete the following items prior to submitting their application, and if an award is made, must continue to do so regularly in accordance with NIH requirements:

Public inquiries concerning identified Financial Conflicts of Interest on NIH grants should be addressed to the Director.

Contact the Director, Research Services to arrange for training in Financial Conflict of Interest.

Updated May 18, 2017