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.

Conflict of Interest Administration and Contacts:

Office of Research Compliance - (856) 256-4078

Research Compliance Coordinator
Sharon Sanders
Director of Research Compliance
Eric Gregory

Conflict of Interest Policies:

Managing Conflicts of Interest Policy

Industry Relations with Physicians Policy

Please note that the current policy is in revision and the revised, updated policy will be posted upon approval. For now, please follow the current policy, and the Conflicts of Interest Administration may require additional information when reviewing and processing conflict of interests or significant financial interests.

School of Osteopathic Medicine

All faculty, staff, and students at RowanSOM and any collaborators or consultants working with RowanSOM are required to adhere and follow the policy titled: Industry Relations with Physicians and Continuing Medical Education policy in addition to the Rowan University Conflicts of Interest Policy above. Please contact the School of Osteopathic Medicine's Dean's Office for more information regarding the policy.

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

Prior to award/release of funds by OSP, the following should be submitted to the Conflict of Interest Committee and the OSP Director:

  • Complete CITI Conflicts of Interest Training (Instructions here)
  • Complete and submit Investigator Financial and Other Personal Interest 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 to report and submit a Significant Financial Interest (SFI) to the Office of Research Compliance and Office of Sponsored Programs.

Public Disclosure Requests

Pertaining to the PHS revised regulations, the public can request information about conflict of interests related to PHS / 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

National Science Foundation

In accordance with National Science Foundation (NSF), significant financial interests must be reported during a proposal submission to the Office of Sponsored Programs.