COI Regulations for PHS Sponsored Projects (Including NIH)

PHS  Sponsored Projects (Proposals & Awards):

The U.S. Public Health Service (PHS) amended its Financial Conflict of Interest (FCOI) Regulation effective August 24, 2012. Accordingly, the University of Louisville has put into effect revised policies and procedures on Conflict of Interest posted at:

In order to fully comply with the PHS regulation, UofL has developed the Attestation and Disclosure Form (ADF). If you plan to apply and receive funding from a PHS agency (directly or flowing thru another entity), you must comply with the new FCOI regulations. Please note that some non-federal sponsors have chosen to follow PHS regulations and therefore require compliance.

Before a PI can submit a proposal to any of the PHS agencies or receive funding from a PHS agency (including NIH), all named project personnel must have a completed ADF on file. This form is available on

Instructions for completing the form are available at or by contacting the COI Program at

Questions regarding this requirement can be directed to the COI Program at or 852-7612.

List of PHS Funded Agencies

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine web site (  provides an up to date listing of the agencies and organizations following the PHS regulations.