Medality Medical Financial Conflict of Interest Policy
Medality Medical strives to create a research climate that promotes objectivity in research by establishing standards such that the design, conduct and reporting of Public Health Service (PHS, which includes NIH) funded research is free from bias resulting from financial conflict of interest (FCOI).
This policy is applicable to each employee who is planning to or is participating in research activity that is either partially or wholly supported by PHS funds. Each such employee must:
disclose his or her significant financial interests (SFI) in non-Medality Medical entities that would appear to be related to the employee’s professional responsibilities on behalf of Medality Medical;
comply with an FCOI management plan, if an FCOI is identified; and
undergo FCOI training, at least once every four years.
Disclosure of SFI is essential for Medality Medical to determine if an FCOI exists, and in cases of FCOI determine how it will be managed and reported in full compliance with government regulation.