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MedStar Health policies require that all individuals engaged in the conduct of research complete the annual conflict of interest disclosure. The annual research conflicts of interest disclosure process is designed to manage financial and nonfinancial research interests. As you probably know, MedStar Health Research Institute is required to manage conflicts of interests as a condition of receiving federal funding for research.
If you have completed the questionnaire as a researcher during the fiscal year 2018, a link to the conflict of interest disclosure was sent to you in July. If you held a research role at MedStar in FY18, you may have already entered data into the COISmart system during the fiscal year. Please follow the instructions in the email you received to certify your previous disclosure. You are required to certify your previously completed disclosure to ensure that it accurately reflects a full fiscal year of reporting (July 1, 2017, through June 30, 2018). Please make sure you confirm the information in the FY 2018 Questionnaire is accurate and resubmit it. As a researcher, the FY 2019 questionnaire is also open for your use between July 1, 2017, and June 30, 2018.
You can access the system at https://medstar.coi-smart.com/.
If you have any questions about the conflict of interest policy or accessing the COISmart system to make disclosures, contact the Research Compliance Program at firstname.lastname@example.org.