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Summary of Research Related Financial Conflict of Interest (FCOI) Forms/Acronyms/Definitions

FCOI Forms and Documents Acronym Who files When to file What is Approved (A) Disclosed (D) Where do I find the Form
Reportable Outside Activity ROA Employees who engage in outside activities Once a year (June or any time thereafter) (A) Time commitment towards outside activity Reportable Outside Activity Form (Electronic Format)
Financial Interest Statement (a YES/NO statement) FIS Every Investigator1 on a sponsored project At proposal submission and during the award period (D) Significant Financial Interests2 Link to FIS provided in email messages sent to Investigators by the Proposal Driven Disclosure (PDD) online application
Research Related Significant Financial Interest Disclosure RRSFID Investigators with YES FIS Once a year (July) (D) Details of SFI https://webapps.ecn.purdue.edu/VPR/PDD (use the My Disclosures tab)
Financial Conflict of Interest3 Management Plan FCOI MP (MP) Office of the Executive Vice President for Research and Partnerships (EVPRP) When an FCOI is identified (A) FCOI Management MP drafted by EVPRP and sent to Investigator and Oversight Manager/Department Head
Annual Report of Compliance with the MP AR The Oversight Manager Once a year, before the end of June EVPRP approves compliance with MP EVPRP sends AR packages to Investigators and Oversight Managers in May
Conflict of Interest Disclosure Statement COIDS Employees with FIs in university procurement of goods/services Once a year or per transaction (June or any time thereafter) Board of Trustees approves disclosure Conflict of Interest Disclosure Statement (PDF)

Definitions

  • 1Investigator – a person responsible for the design, conduct, and/or reporting of research.
  • 2Financial Conflict of Interest (FCOI) in research – a situation in which financial interests of Investigators (and/or their family members) may bias, or have the appearance of biasing the design, conduct, or reporting of research.
  • 3Significant Financial Interest (SFI)
    • Remuneration > $5,000 (from consulting, board membership, etc.)
    • Ownership interest (> 0% in a non-publicly traded company; > 5% in a publicly traded company)
    • Intellectual property (IP) and royalty income from IP owned outside of Purdue/PRF.

Other acronyms

  • FI – Financial Interest
  • EVPRP – Office of the Executive Vice President for Research and Partnerships
  • PDD – The Proposal Driven Disclosure online application (manages the collection of proposal based FIS and respective RRSFIDs). Office

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