Conflict of Interest

Conflict of Interest

Conflict of Interest

Rowan University recognizes and has addressed the need to establish safeguards to prevent employees, collaborators, subcontractors, subrecipients, and visiting scientists from using their positions for purposes that are, or give the appearance of, being motivated by a desire for financial gain for themselves or others. Significant financial and personal interests are not limited to salaries and payments. It can also include any interest held by the investigator and his/her immediate family in a business entity (company, corporation, or other enterprise) whose financial interest might reasonably appear to be affected by such activities and conflicts related to institutional commitments.


Conflict of Interest Policies:

Rowan DUR - Managing Conflicts of Interest Policy

Rowan HR - NJ State Ethics Code and Outside Activity Questionnaire

RowanSOM - Industry Relations with Physicians Policy


Rowan University Human Resources and School of Osteopathic Medicine

Rowan DUR Managing Conflicts of Interest Policy is not a substitute for any institutional or Rowan School, College, Center or Department/Division policies. Conflicts reported to Rowan Human Resources or RowanSOM should be reported if it either is a conflict in the proposed research or meets the definitions for reporting Significant Financial Interests (SFIs) as required by federal sponsors. 


Requirements for Principal Investigators, Co-Principal Investigators and other Key Personnel

Prior to award/release of funds by OSP, investigators should complete CITI training and submit an Investigator Financial and Other Personal Interest Form/Significant Financial Interest Disclosure Form.

Proposals, whose sponsor is Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) department or any agency of DHHS (see list of examples below) and National Science Foundation must complete training and submit the disclosure form to Office of Research Compliance (ORC) prior to release of funds to ensure compliance with federal regulations.

  • Complete CITI Conflicts of Interest Training (Instructions here)
  • Complete and submit Investigator Financial and Other Personal Interest Form/Significant Financial Disclosure Form (Found here)
Examples of Public Health Services Operating Agencies:
  • Administration for Children and Families (ACF)
  • Administration on Children, Youth and Families (ACYF)
  • Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  • Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMMS)
  • Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
  • Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
  • National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  • National Cancer Institute (NCI)
  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

Please complete the form above titled Investigator Financial and Other Personal Interest Form / Significant Financial Interest (SFI) and submit to the Office of Research Compliance and Office of Sponsored Programs.


Public Disclosure Requests

Pertaining to the DHHS revised regulations, the public can request information about conflict of interests related to DHHS / PHS agency funding. Rowan University abides by the regulation, and please click on the link below to review Rowan University's public statement and how to obtain information related to financial conflict of interests.

Public Disclosure Statement