Office of Research Integrity and Outreach

Financial Conflicts of Interest

Researchers are obligated to disclose significant financial interests upon submitting a proposal for external funding or upon a change in financial interest which creates the possibility of a conflict of interest in regard to a research proposal.

The University of Southern Maine has enrolled in the Federal Demonstration Partnership (FDP) Clearinghouse as a Public Health Service FCOI Compliant Institution.

FCOI Training

Financial Conflict of Interest training is available online through Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI).

  1. If this is your first CITI training course, you will need to register
  2. Please select the University of Maine System as the Participating Institution
  3. Question 5: Would you like to take the Conflict of Interest mini-course?  “Yes”
  4. The Conflicts of Interest Institution - Specific Policies optional module is required for all USM personnel.


FCOI Resources