Several US federal agencies have their own requirements for disclosures related to their sponsored research projects. This policy provides specific guidance on the requirements of the NSF and PHS agencies listed in the attached documents and should be read in conjunction with the procedures and disclosure documents.
ANU staff seeking to apply for and hold PHS or NSF funding must comply with this policy at both the application and post award management stages.
Requesting information regarding a PHS grant
ANU ensures public accessibility of certain information regarding identified conflicts of interest with funding received from agencies of the US Public Health Service (PHS) including the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Information is publicly available, via a written response within 5 business days upon receipt of a request as detailed below, of information concerning a Significant Financial Interest (SFI) disclosed to the University that meets the following criteria:
The individual for whom information is sought, is identified by the University in the grant application, progress report, or any other required report submitted to the PHS as senior/key personnel on an active PHS grant or cooperative agreement for which a notice of award was issued on or after August 24, 2012;
- The SFI is still held by the senior/key personnel individual for the PHS-funded research project;
- A determination has been made that the SFI is related to the PHS-funded research; and
- A determination has been made that the SFI is a Financial Conflict of Interest (fCOI)
- Instructions for Requesting Information Regarding fCOIs Related to PHS-Funded Research at The Australian National University
How to request the information: Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information in your request.
Information about you:
Name (first and last): _________________________________________________________
Email Address: __________________________________________________________
Street Address: __________________________________________________________
City, State, Zip Code: __________________________________________________________
Best contact number: __________________________________________________________
Information about your request:
NIH Award Number:__________________________________________________________
Name of the Investigator (first and last): __________________________________________________________
If you need assistance with this information, please access the National Institutes of Health’s Report tool for assistance at http://projectreporter.nih.gov/reporter.cfm.
Appendix A – List of Public Health Services Funded Agencies
*Note: The current ANU FCOI policy is undergoing final review and endorsement by the relevant ANU Committees