HMS faculty members are actively engaged in research aimed at alleviating suffering caused by disease. Much of this research is externally funded (sponsored) through various outside grant awards, for example grants from government awarding agencies, research foundations, and private companies. There are special requirements that apply to sponsored research, beginning at the time an investigator applies for funding from an awarding agency. These requirements, outlined in the HMS/HSDM Policy on Financial Conflicts of Interest in Sponsored Research, are in addition to the rules set forth in the Faculty of Medicine Policy on Conflicts of Interest and Commitment.
ARI is responsible for the implementation of the HMS/HSDM Policy on Financial Conflicts of Interest in Sponsored Research. This policy outlines requirements applying to investigators applying for and receiving sponsored research awards. These requirements are in addition to the rules set forth in the HMS COI Policy and apply to all investigators in a research project for which an application for funding has been made through and/or granted to HMS.