Certain sponsors require Investigators to complete Conflict of Interest (COI) or Financial Conflict of Interest (FCOI) Disclosures forms prior to proposal submission. At UF, this information is captured via the Significant Financial Interest (SFI) activity within the UFIRST proposal record when routed for submission.
Investigator is defined as the Principal Investigator, Co-Principal Investigator, or any other person responsible for the design, conduct, or reporting of the research or educational activities. Investigator for the purposes of determining a Significant Financial Interest includes the Investigator’s spouse and dependent children.
Disclosure of Significant Financial Interest (SFI) is required with each grant application where UF will be the recipient or a sub-recipient of funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF).
These template Research Agreements are most commonly used with our non-federal (industry) sponsors.