Lifespan is committed to conducting its research in accordance with the highest professional and ethical standards. It is Lifespan's Policy to preserve the integrity and quality of research at Lifespan and to maintain public trust in our scientific endeavors by minimizing actual or perceived conflicts of interest in the conduct of research.

In Summary: In response to recent changes in federal regulations, Lifespan has changed its Research Conflict of Interest Policy. The threshold for reporting financial interests to Lifespan has been lowered from $10,000 to $5,000, which includes equity interests in a publicly traded entity. Researchers must report ANY equity interest in anon-publicly traded entity and ANY income from intellectual property rights. Special rules are in place for PHS funded investigators. Investigators are required to disclose financial interests related to their institutional responsibilities (teaching, research, clinical, and administration). Training regarding financial conflicts of interest is now mandatory

CITI training sitehttps://www.citiprogram.org/

If you are already registered in CITI through IRB or IACUC training,please use your current credentials. If you are new to the CITI program, please select Lifespan Corporation from the drop down list of participating institutions. Learners will be able to select the course by logging into their Main Menu and select the "Add a course or update my learner groups" link and select the appropriate option by answering “yes” to the question, “Would you like to take the Conflict of Interest Course?”

Additional Informational regarding PHS conflicts of interest regulations may be found at:http://grants.nih.gov/grants/policy/coi/nih_review.htm

Other Applicable Lifespan Policies

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Material Management Policy

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