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Conflict of Interest

Public trust is essential to the scientific endeavor.  Toward this end, and in line with changes to NIH regulations related to financial conflict of interest, the NIU Office of Research Compliance and Integrity (ORCI) has revised its Research Conflict of Interest Policy (DOC).  The purpose of the policy is to better ensure that financial conflicts of interest do not affect the conduct of research performed at NIU.

The new policy has specific provisions that pertain to research funded by the Public Health Service (PHS) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH).  However, all investigators are encouraged to review the regulations and the new NIU Research Conflict of Interest Policy. It is mandatory for Investigators to complete the training and the Financial Conflict of Interest Disclosure Form (PDF).

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If you think these regulations currently apply to you and have not been contacted, or if you have any further questions, please contact Shannon Wapole, Research Integrity Coordinator (SWapole@niu.edu or 753-2882).