Effective October 18, 2012, The Texas A&M University System made revisions and clarifications to System Regulation 15.01.03 – Financial Conflicts of Interest in Sponsored Research. A summary of the changes having the greatest impact for OSRS:
- Foreign contractors, subcontractors or subrecipients participating in non-PHS-funded research projects are exempt from financial disclosure and training requirements.
- Students are exempt from financial disclosure and training requirements unless they receive compensation from a system member for their research efforts (e.g., scholarship, salary or tuition reimbursement).
- The implementation of System Regulation 15.01.03 for all privately funded research projects is temporarily suspended. This suspension will be lifted once MAESTRO and EPIK have been upgraded to accommodate electronic disclosures.