Carnegie Mellon University

PHS or DOE Funded Research: Sub-contractors and consultants must comply with sponsor regulations regarding conflict of interest, but that does not necessarily mean disclosing to CMU.  If CMU has verified that the subcontractor or consultant complies with sponsor FCOI regulations, then they are not required to disclose to CMU.  Consultants or sub-contractors whose compliance with FCOI regulations has not been confirmed must disclose to CMU using the External Collaborator form available for download from the ORIC website.   This disclosure must be made before the proposal is submitted.

Training on conflict of interest issues is also required for collaborators from another university if CMU has not verified their compliance with FCOI regulations, but we will not ask your collaborators to complete training until an award is made.  After an award is made we will request training and then disclosures at least annually for the life of the award.

All Other Research: Sub-contractors, consultants, and other collaborators do not routinely have to disclose to CMU for research that is not funded by a PHS agency or the DOE  If they are involved in a conflict of interest (for example, a subcontractor who is also a CMU faculty member, or a consultant who is the CMU PI’s family member) then they may be asked by ORIC to disclose.