Public disclosure of financial conflicts of interest involving individual employees of the College of Medicine or PSHMC will be made only, as required in Federal PHS regulations (42 CFR, Part 50, Subpart F revised in 2011), for conflicts of interest involving studies funded by the Public Health Service (PHS).
Requests for Public Financial Conflict of Interest Information
Requests for Publicly Accessible information regarding Conflicts of Interest in PHS-sponsored Studies should specify the full name of the individual or study for which information is requested and be made in writing or via email to:
Office of Administration/Administrative Affairs
Attn: COI Program – Public Accessibility Request
500 University Drive
PO Box 850
The COI program cannot provide public information if the requestor does not make a specific request. For example, a requestor cannot ask for the FCOI information for an entire department. Rather he/she will have to request FCOI information on each faculty member or for each PHS funded study for whom it is requested.
Response to requests:
The Conflict of Interest staff will respond via email or in writing to anyone requesting this information within 5 business days of receipt by the COI Program, for Financial Conflict of Interest involving PHS studies.
The requestor will receive a letter from the COI program either providing the information below or specifying one of the following reasons it could not be provided: 1) the request was not sufficiently specific; 2) the individual for whom information is requested is not a current PSHMC/COM employee; and/or 3) the study for which information is requested was not performed at Penn State Hershey).
The information to be made public will include the following:
· The Investigators’ name
· Investigators’ title and role with respect to the research project;
· Name of the entity in which the significant financial interest is held;
· Nature of the significant financial interest; and
· Approximate dollar value of the significant financial interest or a statement that the interest is one whose value cannot be readily determined through reference to public prices or other reasonable measures of fair market value.
If the investigator has no applicable conflict of interest, that information will be provided as well.
The investigator will be copied on this response.
If you have any questions or require further information, feel free to respond by email to: AdministrativeAffairs@hmc.psu.edu
or call our office at 717-531-0003 and then dial extension 283526.