Information Regarding revised Financial Conflict of Interest (FCOI) regulations for Public Health Service (PHS) funded researchers

Institutions that apply for or receive Public Health Service (PHS) funding must adhere to Financial Conflict of Interest (FCOI) regulations.  The regulations were revised in August 2011, with the requirement that PHS funded researchers must adhere to the new regulations beginning August 24, 2012.

The main changes to the previous FCOI regulations are focused on:

  • Lower financial disclosure thresholds
  • New Conflict of Interest Training
  • Increased transparency for travel reimbursement
  • New Public Accessibility requirements

Northeastern University Office of Research Administration and Finance (ORAF) is developing information and training materials for use by PHS funded researchers in accordance with adherence requirements.

For information on the NIH notice of implementation, see the NIH website  (includes extensive FAQ’s).

For questions regarding the new regulations and implementation thereof, contact Eva Pasadas at