Financial Conflict of Interest Policy related to NIH-funded research at the University of Zurich

All researchers of the University of Zurich are asked to inform EU GrantsAccess when applying for NIH research funding main- or subaward, see document NIH Checklist for Researchers @ UZH (in German).

By applying for or participating in NIH research funding, the University of Zurich, and through the institution each Investigator involved, is subject to Public Health Services (PHS) regulation 42 CFR 50 Subpart F “Promoting objectivity in research” (official Federal Regulation, pdf file).

Institutional policy on financial conflicts of interest related to NIH-funded research at the University of Zurich (University of Zurich NIH FCOI)

In application of Regulation 42 CFR 50 Subpart F, the University of Zurich maintains a compliant written and enforced policy on financial conflicts of interest related to NIH-funded research ("Regulations NIH").

In brief, every Investigator applying for or involved in NIH-funded research is subject to the Public Health Service’s (PHS) Financial Conflict of Interest (FCOI) regulation (42 CFR Part 50 Subpart F). He/she is thereby required to disclose his/her financial interests related to the NIH-funded project as defined in the  Regulations NIH of the University of Zurich. This should be done using this form.

The form should be sent by email to EU GrantsAccess, grants[at]forschung.uzh.ch.

Additionally investigators are required to take a web-based NIH tutorial on financial conflict of interest prior to beginning a project:

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/policy/coi/tutorial2011/fcoi.htm.

An electronic copy of the tutorials's certificate has to be sent to grants[at]forschung.uzh.ch.

If no financial conflict of interest is identified, the Vice President for
Medicine and Science will sign the Subrecipient Financial Conflicts of Interest Certification Form for NIH Grants

If a Financial Conflict is identified, proper measures will be taken to mitigate the conflict, as described in the Regulations NIH of the University of Zurich.

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