Financial Conflict of Interest

CSUF's policy on Financial Conflict of Interest establishes requirements and guidelines for disclosures of financial interests and professional relationships related to research projects, certifications of policy compliance, and processes that ensure compliance. The CSUF Policy requires that Principal Investigators (PI) seeking funding from an external sponsor are to comply with the disclosure requirements of that sponsor. The PI and all other investigators/personnel who have or share responsibility for the design, conduct, or reporting of NSF, PHS or USDA sponsored projects must report their personal financial interests in any organization(s) that, to the best of the Investigator's knowledge, may be related to their institutional responsibilities.

The Associate Vice President (AVP) of The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs and the Research Compliance Office, in concert with faculty and staff, developed the FCOI training planPDF File Opens in new window The AVP maintains oversight of this plan.

One of the following appropriate Financial Conflict of Interest (FCOI) forms must be completed by all investigators as part of the grant proposal submission process. There are two forms that are used depending on the source of funding (governmental or non-governmental).

University Policy Statements (UPS)

Conflict of Interest for Externally Funded Proposals (610.000)PDF File Opens in new window

Agencies Under Public Health Service (PHS) - List

The Public Health Service includes all agencies under PHS jurisdiction, including:

  1. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
  2. Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR)
  3. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  4. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
  5. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
  6. Indian Health Services (IHS)
  7. National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  8. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

Non-PHS organizations which have adopted the PHS regulations

  1.  Alliance for Lupus Research (ALR)
  2. Alpha-1 Foundation
  3. American Asthma Foundation (AAF)
  4. American Cancer Society (ACS)
  5. American Heart Association (AHA)
  6. American Lung Association (ALA)
  7. Arthritis Foundation (AF)
  8. California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM)
  9. CurePSP
  10. Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF)
  11. Lupus Foundation of America (LFA)
  12. Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)
  13. Susan G. Komen for the Cure
  14. University of California, Office of the President (UCOP) Special Programs:
    • University AIDS Program
    • California Breast Cancer Program
    • Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program