Update to Research Conflict of Interest Policy

The MedStar Health policy and procedures related to conflict of interest for researchers have been updated. It is every researcher’s responsibility to ensure that they are familiar with the applicable policies and procedures for conflict of interest within MedStar. The four documents for research conflict of interest that researchers should review and be familiar with are:

Any individual participating in the conduct of research within MedStar Health should complete the Fiscal Year 2020 conflict of interest questionnaire. After completing your disclosure, you may be contacted by Research Compliance to discuss a management plan. Not all disclosures require management plans for research. If you have any questions about what to disclose, who needs to disclose, or how to disclose, reference the Research COI FAQs.

It is important that disclosures accurately reflect the relationships that researchers have with external entities. These disclosures should be consistent with what the researcher has disclosed to researcher sponsors, regulatory agencies and collaborating institutions. Updating the MedStar conflict of interest questionnaire is not a substitute for also updating conflict of interest questionnaires that may be required by other organizations.

If you have any questions about the updated policy and procedures, or the MedStar conflict of interest questionnaire and process, please contact Kate Cohen, Research Compliance Director, [email protected].