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    AAMC COI Metrics Project: Measuring the Impact of the Public Health Service Regulations on Conflicts of Interest

    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on Aug. 25, 2011, published the final rule on financial conflicts of interest (FCOI) related to the conduct of research funded by the Public Health Service (PHS), entitled “Responsibility of Applicants for Promoting Objectivity in Research for which PHS Funding is Sought.” 

    In 2012, the AAMC initiated the COI Metrics Project to evaluate the cost and impact of the regulations covering one year prior to implementation of the regulations and two years following. The 74 participating institutions provided data about their COI programs and review processes, including the cost to implement and carry out the requirements and the number of FCOIs identified and reported to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and other PHS funding entities. 

    In 2020, the AAMC conducted a limited follow-up survey to understand the current impact of the regulations. In this component of the project, the AAMC engaged 65 institutions, 24 of which had participated in the initial data collection. Institutions provided data on the number of FCOIs identified and reported to a PHS-funding entity in 2019 only. Results showed that institutions committed substantial resources to comply with the updated FCOI requirements.  

    Find the results of the AAMC COI Metrics Project below: 

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