Significant Financial Interest and PHS Policy

Significant Financial Interests
-- PHS FCOI Policy

Disclosure Thresholds

Federal regulations and the PHS FCOI Policy require disclosure of Significant Financial interests on an annual basis and when a new relationship or activity arises.  The required forms are found here.

Significant Financial Interests (SFIs) are defined as:

Nature of SFI Threshold Excluded (Do Not Disclose)
Compensation and/or other payments for service Exceeds $5,000, when aggregated Annual Compensation received is less than $5,000, as well as any compensation received for lectures, seminars, teaching engagements, or service on advisory committees or review panels relating to federal, state, or local government agencies, an institution of higher education as defined in 20 U.S.C. 1001(a), an academic teaching hospital, a medical center, or a research institute that is affiliated with an institution of higher education, and compensation received from OUHSC funds
Equity interests in a publicly-traded entity Exceeds $5,000 when aggregated Interests in any single entity valued at less than $5,000 as well as interests in any entity through personal retirement accounts and mutual funds  
Equity interests in a non-publicly-traded entity 0 / Any Interests in any entity through personal retirement accounts and mutual funds
Intellectual property rights and interests upon receipt of income related to such rights and interests Exceeds $5,000 Royalties received from OUHSC funds, and unlicensed intellectual property that does not generate income
Sponsored or reimbursed travel Exceeds $5,000 Travel administered through NU funds, and travel reimbursed or sponsored by a federal, state, or local government agency, an institution of higher education as defined in 20 U.S.C. 1001(a), an academic teaching hospital, a medical center, or a research institute that is affiliated with an Institution of higher education.

*Note that while these are the definitions required by regulations and the OUHSC Board of Regents policy, the sponsor, your unit, or your department may require more stringent disclosure thresholds.