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Allina Health Conflict of Interest

  • Research and federally-funded projects 

    A Conflict of Interest (COI), whether real or perceived, can impact 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 to identify and manage COIs prior to initiating research or beginning a federally-funded project. 

    Allina Health's Research and Sponsored Programs Conflicts of Interest Policy (COI Policy) combines the management of COI disclosures whether for research on human subjects or federally funded projects. The COI process will help ensure that COI disclosures are handled in a consistent and timely manner.

    Complying with Allina Health COI requirements

    The Research and Sponsored Programs Conflicts of Interest (COI) Policy applies to the following groups:

    • All employed and non-employed research personnel who are responsible for the design, conduct, or reporting of research at Allina Health and/or research that is subject to the review of the Allina Health IRB or an external IRB requiring Allina Health to enter into an Inter-Institutional Authorization Agreement with such external IRB. This applies to all research regardless if it is publicly or privately funded.
    • Employees responsible for the design, conduct, or reporting of a Federal Project.
    • Non-Allina employees involved in the design, conduct, or reporting of research or a PHS-funded Federal Project when the employing organization or individual does not have a COI policy that meets the requirements set forth in the Public Health Service's Rule (42 CFR Part50, Subpart F)
    • Office of Sponsored Programs staff, Conflicts Committee members (Committee), and other Allina Health personnel designated by the Committee 
    • Members of Allina Health's Institutional Review Board (IRB) 

    Education

    Allina Health has contracted with the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) to use the training tools it has developed, as well as adding an Allina Health module.  

    For answers to questions about COI training requirements, contact researchcoi@allina.com.

    Allina Health's disclosure requirements

    PHS research

    Allina Health policy requires any consultant, subrecipient, or subcontractor (External Partner) on a PHS award to certify that it has policy that is consistent with the PHS regulations, or comply with Allina Health's policy.  If the External Partner has 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 Demonstration Partnership. If the External Partner does not have a consistent policy, each investigator must follow Allina Health's Research and Sponsored Projects Conflict of Interest Policy and complete the required disclosure forms.

    If you have questions about the COI requirements for PHS-supported research, please contact researchcoi@allina.com.