As of October 4, 2012: The primary revision to the policy is inclusion of policy content previously contained in Campus Administrative Policies 100-18, Approval to Use Animals in Research, and 100-19, Ordering Animals for Research. The outcome is a single policy that outlines the structure for UCSF in terms of compliance related to animal care and use.
As of August 23, 2012: Federal regulations require Investigators to disclose certain financial interests to ensure that the design, conduct or reporting of federally-funded projects will not be biased.
This policy describes the conditions under which these financial interests should be disclosed by all Investigators. The procedure is applicable to all research and educational activities supported by sponsors and programs, including the National Science Foundation, who continue to follow the 1995 regulations on Objectivity in Research.
As of August 23, 2012: The federal Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has determined, pursuant to 42 C.F.R. Part 50, Subpart F and 45 C.F.R. Part 94, as revised on August 25, 2011, that effective no later than August 24, 2012, Public Health Services (PHS)-sponsored investigators shall be subject to specific requirements regarding the disclosure and management of conflicts of interest with regard to research in order to provide a reasonable expectation that PHS-sponsored Activities will be conducted free of bias resulting from Investigator financial conflicts of interest.
As of August 23, 2012: Principal investigators must disclose financial interests in private sponsors of their research and conflict of interests must be assessed, managed and, if necessary, eliminated. See "Title 2 California Code of Regulations § 18755. This policy supersedes and replaces CAP 100-27 Disclosure of Financial Interests in Private Sponsors of Research (retired)