All investigators submitting proposals to the NSF or NASA* (including subcontracts) must disclose their (and their spouses/registered domestic partners and dependent children) significant financial interests. Investigators include the project director or principal investigator and any other person, regardless of title or position, who is responsible for the design, conduct, or reporting of research funded by NSF*

*NOTE: Other funders also have adopted NSF RCR requirements (e.g., California Institute for Regenerative Medicine [CIRM], UC Office of the President Research Programs, Howard Hughes Medical Institute fellowships, etc.).

Submitting Conflict of Interest for Research Disclosure Forms

The Office of Sponsored Projects, Office For Management of Intellectual Property, or Gift Administration contact will prompt you to submit a disclosure when needed (e.g., you are receiving support from a grant, contract or gift for research). If there is a positive disclosure, they will prompt you to send an addendum to ORCA for COI review. If your financial interests change after submission of a disclosure or add new investigators, you are required to resubmit your disclosure. 

NSF & NASA Forms

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