How do the new Public Health Service (PHS) regulations affect conflict of interest reporting to Quorum?
The updated PHS regulations, effective August 24, 2012, impose requirements on institutions that receive that receive NIH funding from a grant or cooperative agreement and also investigators involved in such research. Quorum does not receive such funds. Therefore, Quorum’s reporting requirements related to conflict of interest may differ from the investigator’s obligations to report to their institution. If an investigator is required to report under their Institutional policy to the IRB, they may do so using Quorum’s Conflict of Interest Statement and selecting Category 7, “Other financial or non-financial relationship.”