Office of Research, UC Riverside
Office of Research Integrity

Promoting Objectivity in Research (PRO - formerly COI)

Public Health Services (PHS) 2011 Revised Regulations
(effective August 24, 2012)

In 2011, the PHS issued revised regulations related to COI disclosure in order to increase accountability, add transparency, enhance regulatory compliance and effective Institutional management of Investigators' financial conflicts of interest, and strengthen NIH's compliance oversight. The primary goal is to promote objectivity by establishing standards that provide a reasonable expectation that the design, conduct, and reporting of research funded under PHS grants, cooperative agreements and contracts will be free from bias resulting from Investigator financial conflicts of interest. (The regulation will also apply to organizations that have adopted PHS COI regulations such as American Heart Association, American Cancer, Susan G. Komen Foundation,and Alliance for Lupus Research.)

Federal Regulation

UC Policy


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Frequently Asked Questions

Public Requests for PHS/COI Information

All public requests for information about Significant Financial Interests (SFI's) related to PHS funded research held by Key Personnell should be submitted via email or regular to:


Regular Mail:
University of California, Riverside 
University Office Building
900 Univerity Avenue Riverside, CA 92521-0217
Attn:  PHS Financial Disclosure Coordinator

Where can I find additional information?

Researchers and committee members can find more information in the PRO section of the ORI Resources Page.


Click here to view Research Integrity forms.


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Promoting Objectivity in Research Committee

The UCR Promoting Objectivity in Research (PRO) reviews financial disclosures for both privately and federally sponsored projects and situations where a potential, perceived, or real conflict of interest exists by virtue of financial interest. It establishes management strategies to eliminate, manage or reduce conflicts of interest. It determines which strategies are appropriate and is responsible for ensuring their implementation and provides an oversight role and endeavors to safeguard the interests of the University and the individual principal investigator and ensure compliance with state and federal government mandates.

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