King's College London procedures regarding applications to and awards from NIH concerning Financial Conflict of Interest ('FCOI') policy.
On 1 August 2012, the NIH implemented a new set of policies relating to conflicts of interest applicable to organisations where they fund research. The policy and extensive guidance is accessible here and the FAQ section provides a guide through the requirements.
In accordance with the policy, King's College London's own procedures for implementing the NIH's requirements are available to the public to download here.
The policy applies to everyone (university researchers, honorary staff, students, consultants, external collaborators etc) who is responsible for design, conduct and reporting of research funded by the NIH itself, by NIH Institutes and by the Public Health Service of the US Department of Health and Human Services (of which the NIH is a part).
The NIH policy is supplementary to, and followed in conjunction with, the university's existing policies, procedures and guidelines on related matters, such as Conflicts of Interest and Good Practice in Academic Research, which are available from the Governance Zone.