The Materials Research Society (MRS) maintains a Financial Conflict of Interest Policy in order to maintain institutional compliance and eligibility for the application of and receipt of federal funding, including grants, sub awards and cooperative agreements.
In summary, MRS investigators for U.S. Public Health Service (PHS), and where specifically identified by other federal programs, are required to:
- Disclose any significant financial interests (SFIs) at the time of application for federal PHS funding by completing and signing a disclosure form, and submitting this to the Office of Sponsored Projects;
- Disclose SFIs using the disclosure form at least on an annual basis during the course of an award;
- Disclose within 30 days of discovering or acquiring (e.g., through purchase, marriage, or inheritance) any new SFI; and
- Take part in FCOI training at least once every four years.
As such, all MRS investigators must complete the following:
- Read the MRS Financial Conflict of Interest Policy.
- Complete the National Institutes of Health Financial Conflict of Interest online tutorial.
- Complete the Financial Conflict of Interest (FCOI) Disclosure Form and return it to Sandy Forrest (firstname.lastname@example.org).