The Scripps Research Institute, in accordance with its mission to foster basic knowledge in the biosciences, to pursue scientific advances through interdisciplinary programs and collaborations, and to educate and train researchers, is supportive of the growing needs of its faculty to seek and participate in collaborative research with industry, to consult widely, and to engage in other activities that may benefit not only the participants but also TSRI itself and the public at large. TSRI is committed to ensuring that such activities are conducted properly and consistently with the principles of openness, trust, and free inquiry.
To this end, TSRI's Policy on Conflicts of Interest and Commitment, also referred to as TSRI’s Policy:
While TSRI’s Policy applies to all its employees, it also recites provisions specifically for research staff conducting research with federal taxpayer dollars. These funds are sourced primarily from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), an agency of the Public Health Service (PHS). In 2011, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) revised Public Health Service (PHS) regulations on Responsibility of Applicants for Promoting Objectivity in Research for which PHS Funding is Sought (42 C.F.R. Part 50, Subpart F), referred to as the Financial Conflict of Interest (FCOI) regulations. These regulations, effective August 24, 2012, apply to any institution receiving funds from a PHS entity. As such, TSRI’s Policy, accessible on this Compliance website, and disclosure procedures have been revised to comply with the published regulations.