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Conflict of Interest Disclosures Past Due

Our external research sponsors, including the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Science Foundation (NSF), require TTU to monitor potential financial conflicts of interest (FCOls) of our faculty, staff, and administrators. Annual disclosures for FY2013 were due by October 1, 2012. Disclosure information and forms can be found at www.depts.ttu.edu/vpr/integrity/FCOI.php; the Texas Tech Operating Policy is posted at www.depts.ttu.edu/opmanual/OP70.37.pdf.

Faculty and investigators can submit disclosures by the electronic system at webapps.itsd.ttu.edu/shim/qualtrics/ovpr2.php. E-mail completed PDF forms to ResearchIntegrity@ttu.edu, or submit signed forms in a campus envelope marked CONFIDENTIAL to:
Financial Disclosure Administrator
Office of Research Integrity
Office of the Vice President for Research
MS 1075

NEW THIS YEAR

PHS (which includes NIH) made significant changes to financial disclosure requirements for its applicants and grantees, effective August 24, 2012. Investigators who have or plan to apply for PHS/NIH funds should complete the PHS disclosure forms and the required training. If an investigator fills out the non-PHS disclosures and then decides to apply for PHS/NIH funds during the year, s/he will have to complete the PHS forms before ORS can submit the proposal – PHS/NIH is adamant about disclosure on their terms before proposal submission.

Completed disclosure documents will be reviewed by the Associate Vice President for Research (Research Integrity), and positive disclosures will be referred to the Investigator Financial Disclosure Committee (IFDC) for development of management plans.

A request to seek approval for outside employment is a separate process managed by the Office of the Provost and involves the department chair, the college dean and the Senior Vice Provost Rob Stewart. The form, OP 70.37 Attachment A, is available at www.depts.ttu.edu/opmanual/OP32.07A.pdf.

Please contact Alice Young, associate vice president for research (research integrity) with questions, comments, or concerns.