Financial Conflict of Interest Disclosures

This page outlines the compliance requirements for research conducted with funding from any agency of US Public Health Services (PHS), including National Institutes of Health (NIH), and any other research funding sources which have adopted US PHS Financial Conflict of Interest (FCOI) Regulations (42 C.F.R. Part 50 and 45 C.F.R. Part 94). In this Procedure, these various sources of research funding are collectively referred to as “PHS”.

These procedures apply to anyone involved in NIH (and more broadly PHS) funded research, including principal investigators, co-investigators, collaborators, and institutions receiving this funding.

These regulations require that participating researchers be trained in the regulations and disclose to the University of Alberta (U ofA) their significant financial interests.

The University of Alberta is required to do the following:

Review disclosed significant financial interests to determine whether they constitute FCOIs.

  • Manage any FCOIs and report them to the sponsoring agency
  • Monitor and enforce researcher compliance with the Regulations
  • Maintain records and make certain information publicly accessible

By adhering to the FCOI policy, researchers and institutions uphold the highest standards of ethics and maintain public trust in scientific advancements.


For any PHS/NIH funded research, before submission of a grant application, on annual grant renewal, and within an update on awarded grant, the University of Alberta PI must:

For questions about these requirements, contact