SIBCR’s employees, Board of Directors, and investigators are required to follow SIBCR policies and procedures related to potential conflicts of interest.   SIBCR’s Financial Conflicts of Interest – Objectivity in Research policy meets the requirements promulgated in 42 C.F.R. Part 50, Subpart F – Promoting Objectivity in Research, which is the 2011 DHHS FCOI Regulation, Responsibility of Applicants for Promoting Objectivity in Research for which PHS Funding is Sought.

SIBCR employees have further obligations in the SIBCR Employee Handbook for avoiding situations that might cause their personal interests to conflict with the interests of SIBCR or to compromise its reputation or integrity.

In addition, all purchasing activities conducted on behalf of SIBCR must follow the standards outlined in SIBCR’s Procurement Policy Appendix A to avoid real or apparent conflicts of interest in purchasing decisions.

SIBCR members are also subject to the conflict of interest policies of the federal government and institutions such as VA and its academic affiliates with whom they may have an affiliation or appointment, and they have a responsibility to comply with the applicable policies of those institutions.