Financial Conflict of Interest Policies and Disclosure Forms

Washington and Lee has two separate policies regarding financial conflicts of interest in sponsored research. One policy (the "PHS Policy") complies with regulations issued by the Department of Health and Human Services ("the PHS regulations"). It applies to investigators performing/proposing research supported by the Public Health Service (PHS) or any other sponsor that has adopted the PHS regulations.

The second policy (the "NSF Policy") complies with the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Investigator Financial Disclosure Policy. It applies to all federally funded or private sponsored research other than research supported (or proposed for funding) by the PHS or any sponsor that has adopted the PHS regulations. 

Each investigator involved in sponsored research must complete the appropriate disclosure form prior to submitting an external proposal and prior to joining certain ongoing research projects. Each disclosure must be updated annually or as new significant financial interests arise or are acquired.  Linked below are the complete policies and disclosure forms:

Public Health Service Financial Conflicts of Interest Policy

Public Health Service Significant Financial Interest Disclosure Form

National Science Foundation Financial Conflicts of Interest in Research Policy

National Science Foundation Significant Financial Interest Disclosure Form