Texas Tech University

AY 2017-2018 Disclosure of Significant Business and Financial Interests

Do you have—or expect to apply for—an externally sponsored project? If so, please read the following information below to complete your required annual financial disclosure.

Federal regulations require that TTU faculty, staff, and administrators who participate in externally sponsored projects disclose any significant financial interests that could represent an actual or potential conflict of interest to externally sponsored projects.

To meet this requirement, the Investigator Financial Disclosure Committee (IFDC) oversees an annual disclosure process. All investigators receiving external funding shall disclose to Associate Vice President for Research (AVPR) Alice Young, by October 1, 2017, their significant business or financial interests, including interests of their spouse and dependent relatives or household members, that reasonably appear to be related to the Investigator's institutional responsibilities. Investigators who have no significant business or financial interests shall submit a disclosure to that effect.

The 2017-2018 disclosure forms are available via a secure, eRaider-authenticated link at https://appserv.itts.ttu.edu/FinancialInterestDisclosure. (Note: If you encounter problems with Internet Explorer, please update Explorer to the latest version or use a different browser—Firefox or Chrome—to access the link).

Disclosure information can be found at http://www.depts.ttu.edu/vpr/integrity/FCOI.php; the OP is posted at http://www.depts.ttu.edu/opmanual/OP74.17.pdf.

Investigators whose disclosures indicate potential financial conflicts of interest will be contacted by the Financial Disclosure Administrator to develop management plans that address those potential conflicts. Note that potential conflicts of interest and their management are an expected outcome of complex and productive research endeavors. Texas Tech encourages faculty to build active research programs that incorporate support from and/or service to public and private research sponsors. Disclosure and conflict of interest management protect the research community and the institution as investigators build creative and active research programs.

Please be aware that all investigators have the right to appeal proposed management plans directly to the Investigator Financial Disclosure Committee, chaired by Dr. Ralph Viator.

If you work with NIH and/or other Public Health Service (PHS) agencies, please be aware that NIH requires disclosure and FCOI training prior to proposal submission. If you complete a non-PHS disclosure and later decide to apply for NIH or other PHS funds, you will need to complete a PHS-specific disclosure before ORS can submit your proposal. For disclosure and training requirements, and deadlines directed by TTU policy and/or other sponsors, please view the FCOI requirements spreadsheet on our website, or contact the Financial Disclosure Administrator, Dr. Kelsie Jackson (kelsie.jackson@ttu.edu), if you have questions about an unlisted sponsor.

Please note: Obtaining approval for outside employment is a separate process managed by the Provost's Office and involves your chair, dean, and the Provost Michael Galyean. For your convenience, the outside employment form (OP 32.07 Attachment A; OP 74.17 Attachment B) is also available on the website above.

Should you have questions, comments, or concerns, regarding this process, please contact Dr. Kelsie Jackson (kelsie.jackson@ttu.edu), or AVPR Dr. Alice Young (alice.young@ttu.edu). We appreciate your cooperation and look forward to working with you this academic year.