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Conflict of Interest Training and Information

CSUSM Corporation Conflict of Interest - Grants and Contracts 

Federal and State regulations require that Principal Investigators (PIs) and key project personnel complete a “Statement of Economic Interests” form upon application for non-governmental external funding. The Statement must be updated annually throughout the funding period.

For Federal funding, Federal regulations require that Principal Investigators disclose significant financial interests, including those of their spouse and dependent children, that would (1) reasonably appear to be affected by the research or educational activities receiving federal funding, or (2) in entities whose financial interests would reasonably appear to be affected by such activities. This disclosure must take place at the time a proposal is submitted, and be updated annually throughout the funding period.

The Office of Sponsored Projects is responsible for ensuring that the CSUSM Corporation adheres to sponsor and institutional policies and regulations regarding Conflict of Interest (COI) and Financial Conflict of Interest (FCOI) in connection with grants and contracts. A project's source of funding will determine which conflict of interest requirements (disclosures and training) apply to a particular grant or contract.

In accordance with state and federal conflict of interest (COI) regulations, CSUSM Corporation instituted a COI policy to manage, reduce, or eliminate any actual or potential conflicts of interest involving activities conducted under the authority of CSUSM or its auxiliary organizations. This policy requires investigators supported by external funds to disclose significant financial interests that may constitute conflicts of interest.

Please take a moment to ensure you have completed each of the following steps:

If you are a new Non-DHHS/PHS/NIH PI:

If you are a new PI or a current PI with a DHHS/PHS/NIH Grant:

Please return all completed forms to the Office of Sponsored Projects at the CSUSM Corporation Office via intercampus mail or in person.