Financial Conflict of Interest (FCOI)

Seattle Children's Research Institute is dedicated to maintaining public trust in the integrity of our research-related activities. The identification and responsible management of financial conflicts of interest (FCOI) are crucial both for safeguarding research objectivity and for compliance with federal regulations and Children's policies.

The Office of Research Compliance (ORC) is responsible for administration of the FCOI program, which includes staff education about FCOI, review of all disclosed financial interests, effective management of any FCOI matters and reporting to appropriate federal agencies as needed.

Federal Regulations

The Children's Financial Conflicts of Interest Policy (ORC-003) (PDF) has been developed to address and comply with the federal regulations:

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has provided a summary of the major changes (PDF) that resulted from the 2011 updates to these regulations.

At Children's, the Financial Conflicts of Interest Policy (ORC-003) applies to all sponsored research activity, regardless of funding source.

FCOI Information Requests

Pursuant to our policy, we will provide information regarding financial conflicts of interest upon written request to the Office of Research Compliance. We will provide a written response to a request with five business days of the receipt of the request.