Conflicts of Interest

Georgia State University is fully committed to maintaining objectivity in research and upholding the highest scientific and ethical standards. The Policy on Financial Disclosures in Sponsored Research promotes objectivity in University research by establishing processes that provide a reasonable expectation that the design, conduct, and reporting of sponsored research are free from bias resulting from financial conflicts of interest of the University employee involved in the research.

The Policy complies with the Public Health Service revised regulations on the “Responsibility of Applicants for Promoting Objectivity in Research for which PHS Funding is Sought.”

Policies and procedures

Required Georgia State investigator training

Required Forms

Frequently asked questions

PHS agencies

U. S. Public Health Service Agencies include:

  • Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
  • Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
  • Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
  • National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  • Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health
    • Office of Minority Health Resources Center (OMH)
    • Office of Populations Affairs (OPA)
    • Office of Research on Women’s Health (OWH)
  • Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response
    • Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA)
  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)


We understand the Georgia State research community may have questions or concerns regarding the Conflict of Interest changes. Below we’ve created a feedback form to help us communicate with the research community and provide timely responses to your concerns.