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ORI Introduction to RCR: Chapter 5. Conflicts of Interest

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Conflict of Interest Definitions (45 CFR 94.3)
Significant Financial Interest means anything of monetary value, including but not limited to, salary or other payments for services (e.g., consulting fees or honoraria); equity interests (e.g., stocks, stock options or other ownership interests); and intellectual property rights (e.g., patents, copyrights and royalties from such rights). The term does not include:
  1. Salary, royalties, or other remuneration from the applicant institution;
  2. Any ownership interests in the institution, if the institution is an applicant under the SBIR program;
  3. Income from seminars, lectures, or teaching engagements sponsored by public or nonprofit entities;
  4. Income from service on advisory committees or review panels for public or nonprofit entities;
  5. An equity interest that when aggregated for the Investigator and the Investigator’s spouse and dependent children, meets both of the following tests: Does not exceed $10,000 in value as determined through reference to public prices or other reasonable measures of fair market value, and does not represent more than a five percent ownership interest in any single entity; or
  6. Salary, royalties or other payments that when aggregated for the investigator and the investigator’s spouse and dependent children over the next twelve months, are not reasonably expected to exceed $10,000. (Link)

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