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Federal, Maryland and other Conflict of Interest Policies and Procedures

Federal Agency Conflict of Interest Policies (identified by using Uniform Guidance – 2 CFR 200.112 – Conflict of interest.)

 National Science Foundation

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Public Health Service (PHS) and other Federal Agencies using PHS FCOI Regulations

The below list may not be all inclusive and is subject to change; The FDP maintains a list of agencies using the PHS FCOI regulations. Investigators are advised to consult the proposal application instructions for the sponsor’s COI requirements.

  • National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  • Administration on Aging (AOA)
  • Administration for Children and Families (ACF)
  • Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
  • Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR)
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
  • Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
  • Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
  • Indian Health Service (IHS)
  • Office of Global Affairs (OG)
  • Office of Public Health and Science (OPHS)
  • Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH)
    • Office of Minority Health Resources Center (OMH)
    • Office of Population Affairs (OPA)
    • Office of Research Integrity (ORI)
    • Office on Women’s Health (OWH)
  • Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE)
  • Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR)
    • Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA)
  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Non-Profits that follow PHS COI regulations

Alpha-1 Foundation
American Asthma Foundations
American Cancer Society
American Heart Association
American Lung Association
American Lung Association of Michigan
Arthritis Foundation
JDRF – Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
Lupus Foundation of America
Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)
Susan G. Komen Foundation

Non-PHS Agencies

Please consult directly with the private agency in question for application instructions for the sponsor’s COI requirements


Maryland State Ethics Commission – Public Ethics Law

University System of Maryland/UMBC
Policy and Procedures for Handling Allegations of Misconduct in Research and other Scholarly Activities (UMBC III-1.10.01)
Policy on Conflicts of Interest in Research or Development (USM III-1.11)
Policy on Individual Conflicts of Interest in Research & Product Development (UMBC III-1.11.01)
Interim Policy on Conflicts of Interest in PHS Research (UMBC III-1.11.02)
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