Conflict of Interest

State University of New York 

Geneseo faculty and staff must comply with the State University of New York's Conflict of Interest Policy, which reflects pertinent State and Federal laws and regulations:

Research Foundation of the State University of New York 

In addition, faculty and staff who are considered to be "employees" of the The Research Foundation for the State University of New York are subject to its Conflict of Interest Policy.  Any Geneseo faculty or staff who have external funding administered through the Research Foundation, or who act on behalf of the Research Foundtion, are subject to this policy and, if applicable, the SUNY/Research Foundation SUNY Policy on Conflicts of Interest in Public Health Service Sponsored Programs:

 

SUNY Geneseo Policies, Procedures, and disclosure forms

1. PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE (PHS) SPONSORED PROGRAMS

SUNY Geneseo investigators (see definition below) must comply with the  State University of New York and The Research Foundation for the State University of New York Policy on Conflicts of Interest in Public Health Service Sponsored Programs. Note that the Public Health Service encompasses all of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), among others.  For the purposes of this policy, the term "investiator" is defined as:  A SUNY or RF employee who is the project director or principal investigator and any other person, including a student or post-doctoral fellow, regardless of title or position, who is responsible for the design, conduct or reporting of research funded by the PHS, or proposed for such funding, which may include, for example, collaborators or consultants.

To comply with the SUNY/RF SUNY PHS Confilict of Interest Policy, SUNY Geneseo has established campus procedures for financial interest disclosures and identification of conlicts:

SUNY Geneseo Financial Conflict of Interest (FCOI) Procedures for Public Health Service (PHS) Sponsored Programs (Rev. 08/28/12)

Briefly, the PHS COI Policy requires financial interest disclosure upon submission of a proposal for an externally-funded grant, contract, or cooperative agreement., annually (at a minimum) thereafter during the period of PHS-funded awards awards, and within 30 days of acquiring a new financial interest.  Investigators must also receive training in financial conflicts of interest.  Please see the SUNY Geneseo FCOI Procedures for PHS Sponsed Programs for complete details on how to meet these requirements.  The following also provides instructions for completing the required COI Training through the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI):

SUNY Geneseo PHS COI CITI Training Instructions

 

2.  NON-PHS SPONSORED PROGRAMS

SUNY Geneseo's procedures and disclosure form for conflicts of interests related to non-PHS agencies may be found here:

SUNY Geneseo Disclosure of Financial Interests and Obligations for Non-Public Health Service Sponsors (Word Version)

SUNY Geneseo Disclosure of Financial Interests and Obligations for Non-Public Health Service Sponsors (PDF Version)

Briefly, all SUNY Geneseo investigators seeking external grant, contract, or cooperative agreement funding from non-PHS agencies to conduct scholarly activities are required to complete and file a signed disclosure form before a proposal can be endorsed for submission or prior to establishment of an account in instances where proposal submission is not required prior to award of funds. Certification must always be current, so a new form must be submitted in each reporting year (July 1 - June 30) and its accuracy will be certified for each new proposal submission during that year. During the period of an award, all financial disclosures must be updated as new reportable significant financial interests are obtained.

 

Questions regarding conflict of interest may be directed to Anne Baldwin, Director of Sponsored Research, baldwinA@geneseo.edu.