SFI on standard COI disclosures

An SFI refers to:

NOTE: If the entity sponsors projects requiring the use of human subjects and approval from the Institutional Review Board, the above minimum remuneration and equity thresholds do not apply. In such cases, the disclosure threshold is any amount of payment and any equity.


SFI on PHS-compliant COI disclosures

An SFI is defined as “a financial interest consisting of one or more of the following interests of the Investigator (and those of the Investigator’s spouse and dependent children) that reasonably appears to be related to the Investigator’s institutional responsibilities”

NOTE: If the entity sponsors projects requiring the use of human subjects and approval from the Institutional Review Board, the above minimum remuneration and equity thresholds do not apply. In such cases, the disclosure threshold is any amount of payment and any equity.

On a PHS-compliant COI disclosure, Investigators must also disclose the occurrence of any reimbursed or sponsored travel related to their institutional responsibilities.

NOTE: The above requirement does not apply to travel that is reimbursed or sponsored by a federal, state, or local government agency, an institution of higher education, an academic teaching hospital, a medical center, or a research institution that is affiliated with an institution of higher education.


What is NOT included in the definition of an SFI?

SFI does not include the following types of financial interests:


SFI Resources

If you have any questions regarding SFIs, please email Jill Dale at jhdale@ncsu.edu or call (919) 513-8141.

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