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Conflict of Interest & Financial Disclosures in Research

Conflicts of Interest in Research (COIR) News

The NIH has announced final revisions to the Conflict of Interest in Research regulations. The compliance date for the revised regulations is August 24, 2012. As a result, the Research Integrity Office is in the process of working to revise our policies and procedures to reflect these new requirements. You may read more about the new guidelines at : http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2011-08-25/pdf/2011-21633.pdf  

How are Conflicts of Interest in Research (COIR) Managed at HackensackUMC?

The Research Integrity Office is pleased to announce the implementation of a new application to facilitate the financial disclosure process for research investigators at HackensackUMC. The new system, MediRegs, will replace the previous paper-based disclosure forms. As of May 1, 2012, all registered research investigators will receive an email with an electronic link to the survey. All new investigators who require a disclosure form may call the Research Integrity Office at 551-996-4585. 

Frequently asked questions:

How do the new rules change COIR reporting?

  • The disclosure guidelines have changes significantly. These changes include reporting guidelines that cover:
  • Compensation or stock amounts greater than $5,000.00
  • Any significant financial interest that are related to institutional responsibilities
  • All reimbursed or sponsored travel, with the exception of travel sponsored by qualifying universities or government agencies
  • All new financial interests must be disclosed within 30 days of claiming the interest
  • Investigators must be re-trained on disclosure requirements at least every 4 years

When are the annual financial disclosures due?

Annual Financial Disclosures must be completed and submitted by July 16, 2012.   

What if an annual disclosure is not submitted?

If a disclosure is not submitted by July 16, 2012, the investigator is at risk of study suspension and/or suspension of research privileges.  

 Who must submit an annual disclosure?

All investigators listed on a research study must complete an annual disclosure.

Where do I submit the annual disclosure form?

Annual disclosures can be submitted using the new electronic financial disclosure reporting system by clicking at: HumcComplytrackMediRegs, or by copying and pasting on the following link:  https://humc.complytrack.mediregs.com/surveyAssignView.ctx?

What if an annual disclosure is not submitted?

If a disclosure is not submitted by July 16, 2012 the investigator is at risk of study suspension and/or suspension of research privileges. 

How do I locate the policy and the form?    

The Annual Disclosure Form is located by entering your username and password to access the questionnaire on the new secure electronic COIR submission website at:  Annual Financial Disclosure Form

Who can I call if I have questions?

Questions may be directed to the Research Integrity Office Conflict of Interest Committee at 551-996-4585.    


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