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This definition is independent of whether one is appointed or employed by the Johns Hopkins University. The phrase "responsible for the design, conduct, or reporting of research" should be interpreted to mean any individual involved in the research who works independently enough to affect the objectivity of the design, collection, or analysis of research data or reporting of research results. In addition to faculty members, this may include graduate and post-doctoral trainees, research staff, consultants, or other collaborators. The ultimate determination as to who is considered an investigator in PHS-supported research is the decision of the PI of the project.
Institutional policy and federal regulation mandate disclosure requirements to enable review for conflict of interest and professional commitment.
In addition, all full-time and salaried part-time faculty are required to complete an Annual Certification.
Late disclosure and failure to disclose may have serious consequences. Under federal conflict of interest regulation, if there is a failure to disclose, belated disclosure, or belated review of financial interests that the institution determines create financial conflicts of interest with PHS-supported research, the institution must undertake a retrospective review of the completed research for bias. In addition, under School of Medicine policy, failure to comply with policies on conflict of interest and commitment may lead to review under professional misconduct procedures.
You must disclose using JHU eDisclose, the University’s online disclosure system. The system is accessible anytime and anywhere there is a working internet connection. You will need your JHED ID and password to enter the system. If you are not able to access eDisclose, please contact the Office of Policy Coordination at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (410) 516-5560 to request an account.
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You must disclose the outside activities and financial interest listed below if they are related to your “institutional responsibilities.” Institutional responsibilities may include, among other things, research, teaching, clinical care/practice, and administrative responsibilities. Disclosure is required so the School can review outside interests and activities for conflict of interest and conflict of commitment.
Activities – whether or not compensated:
You must disclose any of the above outside activities or financial interests of your spouse, domestic partner and/or minor dependents if they relate to your institutional responsibilities.
If you are an investigator on PHS-funded research, you must disclose occurrences of reimbursed or sponsored travel related to your institutional responsibilities when the amount of travel during the 12 months preceding the disclosure reaches or exceeds $5,000 in the aggregate for a particular entity. (Note: This aggregate value includes travel for spouses, domestic partners and dependent children unless the travel occurs in the course of their employment by the entity.) This does not include travel that is reimbursed or sponsored by a U.S. federal, state, or local government agency, teaching hospital, medical center, U.S. institution of higher education, or related research institute. Exceptions also include travel reimbursements to Johns Hopkins, travel payments made by Johns Hopkins, or travel charged to a Johns Hopkins account.
Is there anything I shouldn’t disclose?
Please click here to review some common examples of outside activities and financial interests, along with guidance on whether or not each item must be disclosed.
If your disclosed relationship with an entity changes in any way, you need to update your disclosure. Updates should be submitted in eDisclose.
Disclosures are reviewed for conflict of interest and, for full-time and salaried part-time faculty, conflict of commitment. You will be contacted via e-mail or telephone if additional information is needed. Every effort is made to review disclosures in a timely way. Timing of review depends on a number of factors, including, but not limited to, review by the Committee on Outside Interests and submission during high-volume periods. If you need immediate review of a disclosure, please contact the Office of Policy Coordination at email@example.com or call (410) 516-5560.
When the review of a disclosure is completed, the discloser will receive an e-mail notification that the review outcome is available in their eDisclose account.
Outcomes and decisions can be appealed by rejecting the electronic management plan that is sent via eDisclose. Appeals must be submitted within 30 days of receipt of an outcome. Appeals should be accompanied by an explanation of the reason for the appeal. You may be asked to submit more material and/or meet with the Committee.
For additional information, please click here for FAQs and additional guidance.