MSU Financial Conflict of Interest

Michigan Law and Related MSU Guidelines

MSU Board of Trustees (BOT) Meetings

  • BOT Meeting Dates
  • An MSU contract with an entity in which an MSU employee holds an interest may require public notice and Board of Trustees approval. 

Miscellaneous MSU Regulations

        -   Outside Work for Pay/Overload Pay form

        -   Outside Work for Pay FAQs  

Public Health Service (PHS)

National Science Foundation (NSF)

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Conflict Review Committee Operating Procedures

Public Accessibility

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services regulations concerning Responsibility of Applicants for Promoting Objectivity in Research (42 C.F.R. Part 50, Subpart F, § 50.605 (a)(5)(i)requires that, prior to expenditure of any funds under a PHS-funded research project, MSU shall ensure public accessibility of information concerning any Significant Financial Interest (SFI) disclosed to MSU that meets all of the following three criteria:

  1. The SFI was disclosed and is still held by the senior/key personnel on the research project;
  2. MSU has determined that the SFI is related to the PHS-funded research; and
  3. MSU has determined that the SFI creates a Financial Conflict of Interest (FCOI).

Public requests for information under this provision must be in writing, whether emailed or mailed via U.S. Post, and must include the name of the Investigator and the title of the PHS-funded research project in question. Please also provide the PHS grant number, if possible. Requests will be answered in the manner they were received within five business days of receipt by the  Conflict of Interest Office and shall include the information required to be disclosed per the U.S. DHHS Regulations. The information provided will be current as of the date of the correspondence.

Requests for public access for information about FCOIs related to Public Health Service funding must be sent to either or to the Conflict of Interest Office:

Conflict of Interest Office
c/o Office of Regulatory Affairs
4000 Collins Rd., Room 108
Michigan State University
Lansing, MI 48910