Any individual acting as a “project director, principal investigator or any other person, regardless of title or position, who is responsible for any part of the design, conduct, or reporting of research” is an investigator and must satisfy the disclosure requirements.
Any University employee, regardless of title or position, who has the ability to make independent decisions related to the design, conduct, or reporting of University research. This does not include individuals who perform only incidental or isolated tasks related to a University research project. Since title and position are not indications of who is an "investigator," it is possible for students and post-docs to meet this definition. Please note, in nearly all situations when an individual is listed as senior or key personnel on a proposal or award they are considered an investigator for purposes of submitting a financial disclosure statement.
Yes. Even if you do not have an SFI to disclose, you must still complete the Supplemental Declaration of Financial Conflict of Interest and return to the University Research Compliance Office at FFI@ksu.edu.
(a) within 30 days of the investigator’s initial employment date;
(c) within 30 days after acquiring a new SFI requiring disclosure; and
(d) for those Investigators participating in Public Health Service (PHS)-funded research, not later than the application date for PHS-funded research, except that an investigator who will be participating in an ongoing PHS-funded research project must submit a Financial Disclosure Statement within 30 days of the investigator’s initial employment date.
You must disclose the SFI immediately. The disclosure will be reviewed to determine if a financial conflict of interest exists, and if so, an interim management plan will be implemented to ensure the objectivity of the research going forward.
Yes. The revised federal regulation does not provide a minimum threshold for the disclosure of reimbursed or sponsored travel. The occurrence of any reimbursed or sponsored travel related to the investigator’s institutional responsibilities must be disclosed, UNLESS the reimbursed or sponsored travel is by a federal, state, or local government agency, or an institution of higher education as defined by 20 U.S.C. §1001(a), an academic teaching hospital, a medical center, or a research institute that is affiliated with an institution of higher education.
You do not need to disclose travel that is sponsored or reimbursed by a federal, state, or local government agency, or an institution of higher education as defined by 20 U.S.C. §1001(a), an academic teaching hospital, a medical center, or a research institute that is affiliated with an institution of higher education.