Kaiser Permanente (KP) is committed to conducting research in a manner that ensures the integrity of the research process and its research programs. Kaiser Permanente requires its employees, physicians, and any others who are responsible for the design, conduct or reporting of research being conducted within KP to disclose promptly any significant financial interests and other situations that present a conflict of interest or the appearance of a conflict of interest. Kaiser Permanente identifies financial conflicts of interest and other situations that may give rise to conflicts of interest, and addresses such situations to ensure research decisions made are in the best interests of KP, its research participants, patients, and members. Kaiser Permanente operates in accordance with federal regulations addressing research financial conflicts of interest.
The Principles of Responsibility, Kaiser Permanente's code of conduct, addresses the subject of conflicts of interest for all of KP.
All investigators must:
- Complete annual disclosures of potential FCOIs
- Complete CITI FCOI training every four years
- Complete an updated FCOI disclosure at the time of a new PHS proposal or if there is any change in the investigator's potential FCOIs.