Office of Research, UC Riverside
Office of Research Integrity

Promoting Objectivity in Research (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


  • Financial Disclosure for PHS-Funded Research (Form 500) (Word / PDF)
  • Financial Disclosure Appendix for PHS-Funded Research (Form 510)  (Word / PDF )
  • Financial Disclosure Addendum for PHS-Funded Research (Form 520) (Word / PDF)
  • PHS Travel Update (Form 515) (Word / PDF)

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


UCR Policies

Click here to view UCR policies.

UC and State Policies


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.


The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) is an organization of 21 scientific professional societies that has long been interested in issues surrounding the outside financial interests of research scientists. In 2006, FASEB issued guiding principles and recommendations for investigators and the "toolkit" that FASEB's continued work has created, is to further enhance investigators' awareness and understanding of financial conflict of interest issues in order to promote adherence to all relevant policy issues, and facilitate voluntary practices that encourage personal responsibility. The toolkit, which contains the guiding principles, recommendations, advice on complying with conflict of interest policies, and other useful information, can be found at

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