FCOI Related Policies

February 6, 2018
Policies related to Financial Conflict of Interest in research.

Guidance on Institutional Conflict of Interest – Human Subjects Research

February 6, 2018
The University of Pennsylvania, inclusive of the University of Pennsylvania Health System, recognizes the critical importance of close evaluation and management of Financial Conflicts of Interest (FCOI), both individual and institutional, related to human subjects research, in order to ensure ethical research conduct, data integrity and analysis, resource utilization, as well as patient safety and...

Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative

February 6, 2018
The CITI Responsible Conduct of Research Training courses fulfill the RCR requirement for students and postdoctoral fellows on NSF grants, and may be taken in partial fulfillment of the NIH requirement. Other schools or programs at Penn may also require this course.

Research Integrity

February 6, 2018
Research Integrity is an umbrella term that describes a framework of core values and professional practices that collectively help to insure that all aspects of the research process are conducted in an honest and accurate manner. Penn is committed to truth, accuracy and objectivity in proposing, designing, performing, evaluating and reporting of research.

Other Research Related Training

February 6, 2018
Penn offers numerous programs for educating research personnel.

Responsible Conduct of Research

February 6, 2018
Penn is committed to upholding the highest ethical and professional standards in research endeavors and ensures investigators are educated in "best practices." The Vice Provost for Research encourages all Penn constituents to take advantage of the University’s RCR training opportunities.

Financial Conflicts of Interest in Research Program

February 5, 2018
The Research Integrity Office within the Office of the Vice Provost for Research is directly responsible for the University’s Research-Related Financial Conflicts of Interest (FCOI) Program.

Compliance & Training

February 5, 2018
The Office of the Vice Provost for Research (OVPR) is charged with oversight responsibility for multiple regulatory compliance areas at Penn. Given the breadth of regulations and guidelines, research compliance is a shared responsibility between numerous University offices, including the Institutional Review Board, Institutional Animal Care and Use Facility, University Laboratory Animal Resources, Office of...


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