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For new proposal and contracts, for non-competing continuations/progress reports, and for yearly amendments to contracts, FCOIs must be submitted for all "investigators" and key personnel listed on the BMC proposal (including non-key and unpaid personnel if they fit the FCOI definition of "investigator"). FCOIs do not need to be submitted for personnel listed on a subcontract to an outside institution if this institution has an existing conflict of interest policy.

 Where can I find general research compliance information?

For HIPAA Information:

For General Research Compliance Issues for both BMC/BU Research, go to:

For questions about human subject research, go to:

For questions regarding animal research, go to: or (IACUC)

 Office of Human Research Affairs: FAQ's - Quality Assurance Reviews

 Office of Human Research Affairs: FAQ's - Research Participants