New policy on disclosure of financial interests and management of conflicts of interest in private sponsors of research

To: UC Santa Cruz Community

From: Scott Brandt, Vice Chancellor for Research and Grace McClintock, Assistant Vice Provost for Academic Personnel

The Office of the President has issued a new Presidential Policy on Disclosure of Financial Interests and Management of Conflicts of Interest in Private Sponsors of Research, effective October 23, 2018. The full policy is available online.

This policy applies to any research activity that is funded or supported by a non-governmental entity in whole or in part:

a) through a contract or grant;
b) by a gift which is designated by the gift donor for a specific research project, or a specific Principal Investigator, or a laboratory or research program headed by a Principal Investigator; or
c) through in-kind support provided under a material transfer agreement (MTA).

The Research Policy Analysis and Coordination's (RPAC) interim guidance and the Academic Personnel Manual (APM 028) regarding the disclosure and review of Form 700-U are superseded by this new Presidential Policy.