Conflict of Interest Disclosure
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 previously, the link to the conflict of interest disclosure was sent to you via email on July 11, 2017, and weekly reminders are also being sent to you. Please follow the link in that email to complete this disclosure. If you held a research role at MedStar in FY17, you may have already entered data into the COISmart system during the fiscal year. In such cases, we ask that you use the “revision” links in the questionnaire to update your answers and resubmit the questionnaire to ensure that it accurately reflects a full fiscal year of reporting (July 1, 2016, through June 30, 2017). Please make sure you confirm the information in the FY 2017 Questionnaire is accurate and resubmit it. The FY 2018 questionnaire is also open for your use between July 1, 2017, and June 30, 2018.
If you have any questions about the conflict of interest policy or accessing the COISmart system to make disclosures, contact Kate Cohen, Research Compliance Director at (301) 560-7396 or [email protected].