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Texas A&M University-San Antonio is committed to conducting research in a manner consistent with  the highest standards of integrity and ethics. The purpose of identifying Financial Conflicts of Interest (FCOI) is to protect the credibility and integrity of system researchers and staff, as well as member universities and agencies by ensuring that all research activities are free from bias.

What is a conflict of Interest?

A conflict of interest occurs when an individual’s private interests compete with his/her professional obligations to the system to a degree that an independent observer might reasonably question whether the individual's professional actions or decisions are determined by considerations of personal gain, financial or otherwise.

Pursuant to the Texas A&M System Regulation 15.01.03 Financial Conflicts of Interest in Sponsored Research and implemented through Texas A&M-University San Antonio Rule, Texas A&M University-San Antonio has the responsibility to identify, manage and reduce or eliminate conflicts of interest that may arise due to financial or other personal interests of the investigator.  Managing financial conflicts of interest is key to assuring the public that we take a rigorous approach to managing the essential relationships between the government, federally-funded research institutions, and the private sector.

Conflict of Interest in Research Form - for TAMUSA Members

Conflict of Interest in Research Form - for External Members

Related Statutes, Policies, Regulations, and Requirements:

42 CFR 50, Subpart F, Promoting Objectivity in Research

NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG)

21 CFR Parts 54

System Regulation 15. 01. 03 Financial Conflicts of Interest in Sponsored Research

A&M-San Antonio Rule 15. 01. 01  Financial Conflicts of Interest in Sponsored Research

NIH FCOI Guidance

NIH Tutorial
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