NIH takes financial conflicts of interest very seriously. As you plan, avoid conflicts of interest or the appearance of a conflict stemming from your financial relationships.
Your IRB or IEC, institutional business official, and you should read Financial Relationships and Interests in Research Involving Human Subjects and see the related HHS news release.
If you still think you may have or could appear to have a financial conflict of interest, you must inform NINDS before spending any new NIH funds. For details, read the December 6, 2004, Guide notice that describes financial conflict of interest requirements for all NIH-supported institutions.
Last updated September 2, 2010