Government Awards - Financial Conflict of Interest
A financial conflict of interest (FCOI), whether real or perceived, can have a big impact on the results of a research project or how government funds are used. Allina Health has an obligation to ensure its work is free from bias and meets the highest standards. It is important that when Allina Health participates in a goverment award everyone from the funding agency to a participant know FCOIs have been identified and managed.
Effective August 24, 2012, new rules became effective by the Department of Health and Human Services for research funds paid through the Public Health Service ("PHS"). These new rules require that Allina Health have a mechanism to collect financial conflict of interest data before proposals are submitted for funding, address any significant financial interest identified before any funds are spent, disclose any conflicts to the PHS awarding agency and make the information available to the public upon request.
Allina Health policy requires any consultant, subrecipient, or subcontractor ("External Partner") on a Public Health Service award to certify they have a policy that is consistent with the PHS regulations. The External Partner must either submit an External Partner Financial Conflict of Interest Disclosure Form or be registered with the Federal Domestic Partnership. If the External Partner does not have a compliant policy then it must follow Allina's policy.
External Partners following Allina Health policy must:
- Educate themselves on Allina's Financial Conflict of Interest Policy
- Review the training materials below
- Submit a Financial Conflict of Interest Certificate of Completion
- Disclose significant financial interests to be sent after training is complete
Allina Health has chosen to make the conflict of interest information available upon request following the PHS Rule. If you wish to request financial conflict of interest information you must either send an email to email@example.com or write a request to the address listed at the bottom of the page.
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