Confirm if the Non-Rutgers Investigator's Institution has a U.S. Public Health Service (PHS) / U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) compliant CoI policy. Then follow the instructions which match your situation.
Step 1: Non-Rutgers Institution CoI Policy Status
- Information regarding the non-Rutgers investigator’s Conflict of Interest (CoI) policy may be available on their institution’s website. It should conform and/or reference the following U.S. Public Health Service (PHS) regulations:
- Additionally, you can search the “Federal Demonstration Partnership FCOI Institutional Clearinghouse” website. This site provides a central location for many educational institutions and other entities to document that they are in compliance with the PHS Financial Conflict of Interest (FCOI) rules and regulations.
Step 2: Instructions
Non-Affiliated Investigators from an institution with a PHS compliant conflict of interest policy, are required to only provide a fully executed Non-Rutgers Investigator Attestation Form. No electronic Conflict of Interest (eCOI) system submission is required.
Non-Affiliated Researchers from an Institution without a PHS compliant conflict of interest policy, are required to submit a CoI Disclosure Certification in the eCOI system and are subject to Rutgers’ Investigator Conflict of Interest policy.
- Rutgers University Policy: 90.2.5 Investigator Conflict of Interest
- Rutgers Electronic Conflict of Interest Online Disclosure Website