Research Policies

School of Nursing Policies & Procedures


School of Nursing full time and part time salaried faculty members and investigators are required to disclose their outside activities through e-disclose. The School of Nursing Director, Contracts and External Relations, will review all disclosures and elevate to the Office of Policy Coordination should a conflict be identified.


Outside activities and financial interest if they are related to your “institutional responsibilities”

Activities – whether or not compensated:

  • Service on advisory committees or boards and review panels (exceptions apply)

  • Publishing/editing/authoring (if remuneration is anticipated)

  • Board of Directors

  • Founder

  • Manager

  • Officer

  • Speaking, teaching and lecturing (exceptions apply)

Financial Interests:

  • Inventor of licensed technology

  • Receipt of income from licenses, whether equity, royalty, or other

  • Entitlement to equity and/or royalty

  • Equity ownership (except mutual funds)




The COI policy went into effect on August 24, 2012. The policy affects the following PHS agencies (as of March 2015):

Administration for Children and Families (ACF)
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
Indian Health Service (IHS)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Office of Global Affairs (OG)
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH)
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR)
Office of Public Health and Science
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

Non-PHS Agencies:

Alliance for Lupus Research (ALR)
              Alpha-1 Foundation
              American Asthma Foundation
              American Cancer Society (ACS)
              American Heart Association (AHA)
              American Lung Association (ALA)
              Arthritis Foundation (AF)
              Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF)
              Lupus Foundation of America (LFA)
              Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)
              Susan G. Komen for the Cure

Please note that this list is not comprehensive and subject to change. Sponsors that are not listed here may still request FCOI documentation. This policy affects any grant, contract, cooperative agreement, subgrant, or subcontract at every competitive funding increment (new, renewal, competing supplement).


1.       For each proposal, the JHU PI must complete certification questions in Coeus. If PI does not certify electronically, a pdf of the certification questions signed by PI must be uploaded into Coeus record.

2.       If there is a subrecipient, follow procedure in “JHU COI Procedure for Subrecipients”.  

3.       JHURA requires the COI form(s) as stated above prior to award setup.

4.       If there is a conflict indicated, Investigators are required to enter any conflicts into eDisclose within 30 days of the existence of the conflict, and the appropriate Compliance Officer should be contacted:

SchoolContact PersonEmailPhone

Bloomberg School of Public Health

Miye Schakne

[email protected]


School of Nursing

Nursing Office of Research Administration (NORA)

[email protected]


Whiting School of Engineering

Laura Evans

[email protected]


Carey Business School

Mary Donahue

[email protected]



5.       If JHU is a subrecipient, send the prime recipient the Statement of Intent to Establish A Collaboration (FDP Sample LOI).


1.       All faculty must complete COI training prior to proposal submission, regardless of whether they have, or plan to have, PHS funding, including proposal submissions or awards. Training must be updated every four years.

2.       The PI and all JHU Investigators listed in Coeus are required to complete COI training  in MyLearning (Conflict of Interest and Commitment) before a proposal can be submitted or a NOA can be processed.



The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing houses their IRB within Johns Hopkins Medicine. Nurse researchers must adhere to all School of Medicine IRB policies. 


Additional Policies & Procedures

Note: If no school policy exists then the university policy is the guiding policy.

University-wide Policies

To learn more or submit a public information request form, visit our Conflict of Interest webpage. All other university-wide policies can be found on the Johns Hopkins Research Administration Policies and Regulations webpage.

For more information, contact [email protected]