Investigators must disclose all identified significant financial interest (SFI) to the Office of Research Compliance (ORC):

  • At least once annually
  • No later than the time of application for Public Health Service (PHS)–funded research
  • Within 30 days of acquiring or identifying a new SFI

Principal investigators must ensure that all investigators working under their direction on a research project disclose any identified SFIs prior to their participation on the project. In addition, principal investigators need to indicate, upon submission of a proposal/application to the Office of Sponsored Research, if they or any project investigators have SFI that may be related to the proposed project.

Huron's Click Portal, a new software platform at Seattle Children's, houses the institution's electronic financial interest disclosure system. This is a secure system which can only be accessed with Seattle Children’s network credentials; only authorized individuals will have access to disclosure information. All investigators must submit their Financial Disclosures to the Office of Research Compliance using the Click system.

For questions regarding what qualifies as an SFI or when to make a disclosure, contact the Office of Research Compliance

Financial Interest Disclosure

Investigators must submit a financial disclosure under the following circumstances:

  • Investigators (employees, non-employees or faculty) who are new to the research institute must disclose all identified significant financial interests (SFI) to the Office of Research Compliance (ORC) during their onboarding process.
  • Investigators who have not yet participated in sponsored research and are planning to participate in an ongoing sponsored research project must disclose any identified significant financial interests (SFI) prior to participation in the research.
  • Investigators who have not yet participated in sponsored research and are planning to participate in a research project after funding is secured must disclose identified significant financial interests prior to the submission of the proposal/application to the Office of Sponsored Research.

Updates to a Financial Interest Disclosure

Investigators must disclose any identified financial interest in the Financial Conflicts of Interest Policy (ORC-003) (PDF) within 30 days of discovering or acquiring it. Information that must be provided to the Office of Research Compliance (ORC) varies depending on the type of financial interest.

Investigators must also disclose any identified sponsored or reimbursed travel (as defined in ORC-003 [PDF]) within 30 days of the trip end. If an investigator is able to reasonably anticipate the occurrence of sponsored or reimbursed travel, they may disclose such travel up to 12 months in advance of the trip. If an advance disclosure of travel becomes inaccurate, the investigator must provide an updated disclosure within 30 days of the change.

Questions

For questions regarding what qualifies as an SFI or when to make a disclosure, contact the Office of Research Compliance.