SoM Guidance for Responding to Recently Emphasized NIH/PHS Requirements for Disclosure of Foreign Relationships and Interactions (e.g. "Foreign Component" and Other Foreign Interactions)


This advisory information is intended to guide NIH and PHS investigators at Stanford on what, when, and where activities outside of the U.S. must be disclosed to Stanford and also to NIH/PHS.  This guidance explains three requirements: (1) Foreign Component, (2) Other Support, and (3) Conflicts of Interest and Commitment.

To further assist investigators, the School of Medicine provides personalized School of Medicine Guidance on NIH/PHS Reporting Requirements for disclosure of foreign relationships and interactions and the determination of “Foreign Component”. This support aims to help investigators and staff with the review of their foreign interactions as they relate to NIH/PHS research projects to identify and determine potential need for disclosure.

To request guidance, go to the School of Medicine Guidance on NIH/PHS Reporting Requirements.


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