Financial Conflict of Interest

The Financial Conflict of Interest policies of the University serve as a guide to faculty and other employees with principal responsibility for research projects conducted at Cal State LA. The policies also establish procedures for compliance with State and Federal requirements for review and oversight of research.

Conflict of Interest Training

New and continuing investigators will need to complete CITI Program's Financial Conflict of Interest training.

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PHS-Funded Research*

The Department of Health and Human Services has issued revised federal regulations regarding financial conflicts in research funded by the Public Health Services (PHS).  The regulations implement requisite training for PIs and other investigators and impose new compliance responsibilities on the University. The Office of Research, Scholarship and Creative Activities and the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs have worked together to revise both Cal State LA’s conflict of interest policy for PHS- funded research and the financial conflict of interests disclosure forms.

*includes non-PHS agencies that have adopted PHS guidelines (see policy below)

PHS-funded Financial Conflict of Interest Policy and disclosure forms:

Just a quick reminder that if you are receiving or have applied to receive PHS (NIH) funds, you still need to register for a Financial Conflict of Interest training. 

For more information about the revised PHS regulations visit this site:

HIH Central Resource for Grants and Funding Information

NSF-Funded Research*

NSF has not revised its conflict of interest guidelines; however, in an effort to provide greater clarity, the Office of Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activities has made a few changes to the Cal State LA conflict of interest policy governing NSF research.

*includes other non-PHS governmental agencies

NSF-funded Financial Conflict of Interest Policy and disclosure forms:

Non-Exempt Private Sponsors