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  • Administration for Children and Families (ACF)
  • Administration for Community Living (ACL)
  • Agency for Health Care Research & Quality (AHRQ)
  • Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR)
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  • Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
  • Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
  • Indian Health Service (IHS)
  • National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  • Office of Global Affairs (OG)
  • Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH)
  • Office of the Assistance Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (OASPE)
  • Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR)
  • Office of Public Health and Science (OPHS)
  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

Yes.  Some sponsors that are known to adopt the PHS regulations are:

  • Alliance for Lupus Research (ALR)
  • Alpha- I Foundation
  • American Asthma Foundation
  • American Cancer Society (ACS)
  • American Heart Association (AHA)
  • American Lung Association (ALA)
  • Arthritis Foundation (AF)
  • Cure PSP
  • Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF)
  • Lupus Foundation of America (LFA)
  • Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)
  • Susan G. Kormen for the Cure
 Other sponsors may choose to adopt these regulations as well.
“Institutional Responsibilities” involve a variety of scholarly and professional obligations carried out on behalf of the university such as teaching, research, scholarship, professional practice and service (on university, association, advisory or technical committees, editorial boards).  Activities related to an individual’s field of professional expertise are usually either Institutional Responsibilities or related to their Institutional Responsibilities.

You have an ongoing obligation to disclose your SFI throughout the course of an award.  The regulation states that Investigators must update financial disclosures within thirty (30) days of acquiring or discovering a new SFI.  Once disclosed, CMU has 60 days to review the disclosure and determine whether the SFI is related to your research, if a COI exists, manage the COI and report to the funding agency.

You do not need to disclose ongoing fluctuations in the value of your previously disclosed SFIs - for example, each time you complete a Research Certification, you do not need to update the precise values of previously-reported stock holdings.  Annual updates are sufficient; please update the current value of your SFIs when you complete your Annual Certification each year.

PHS funded Investigators are required by the regulation to disclose the occurrence of certain types of reimbursed or sponsored travel  related to the Investigator’s Institutional Responsibilities.  You are not required to disclose travel unless the total value of travel sponsored by a single organization in a 12-month period exceeds $5,000.  For detailed guidance see CMU’s COI Guidelines.