The Guttmacher Institute is a nonprofit organization which conducts policy, public health and demography-based research to improve the sexual and reproductive health and rights of populations in the U.S. and globally. In addition to Guttmacher Policy 111 – Code of Conduct and Conflicts of Interest, the Guttmacher Institute has instituted this financial conflict of interest (FCOI) policy for U.S. Public Health Service (PHS)-Supported Project Directors (PD) and Principal Investigators (PI) supported by PHS funding. This policy is posted publicly to satisfy the requirements of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services FCOI Regulation for PHS-funded research (42 CFR Part 50 and 45 CFR Part 94). It aims to reflect a commitment to maintaining a research culture that promotes the prevention, detection and resolution of instances of fraudulent, dishonest or other wrongful conduct, and to safeguarding the work and reputations of Institute scientists and research staff and subrecipients.
The FCOI policy is available as a PDF document and can be downloaded below.
The policy was updated and approved by the NIH on March 17, 2021.