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Industry Relations & Conflicts of Interest Policies

Statement on Industry Relations & Possible Conflicts of Interest


Cedars-Sinai believes that the fulfillment of its mission as a leader in health services, biomedical research and the training of physicians and other healthcare professionals, requires effective, transparent and principled working relationships with pharmaceutical companies and medical device manufacturers, as well as other entities providing goods or services to the institution.

Transparency in Working Relationships

To further relationships, Cedars-Sinai is committed to working with its faculty, affiliated physicians and affiliated physician groups, as well as its executive and management staff, to ensure that potential conflicts of interest (COIs) are identified, reviewed and appropriately managed. We believe that beneficial relationships with industry partners or vendors can be fully transparent and that any potential COIs can be effectively managed so they don't preclude partnerships that support Cedars-Sinai's mission or its affiliated physicians and staff.

Public Disclosure of Financial COI of Investigators Funded by Public Health Services Research Grants & Contracts


Cedars-Sinai believes that the fulfillment of its mission as a leader in health services, biomedical research and the training of physicians and other healthcare professionals, requires effective, transparent and principled working relationships with pharmaceutical companies and medical device manufacturers, as well as other entities providing goods or services to the institution.

How to Submit Your FCOI Request

Each request for information must specify the PHS-funded research project of concern. Cedars-Sinai cannot respond to requests unless they are sent to the addressee listed below and specify a PHS-funded research project. Email requests will not be honored. Requests of such FCOI disclosures must be made in writing and mailed to:

Manager, IR/COI Program
Corporate Integrity Program

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
8700 Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90048

Responses to FCOI Requests

For requests that meet the above requirements, the IR/COI Committee will respond within five business days and will provide, in writing:

  • Senior/key personnel name(s)
  • Senior/key personnel title(s) and role(s) with respect to the research
  • Name of the entity in which the significant financial interest (SFI) is held
  • Nature of the SFI
  • Approximate dollar value of the SFI, stated in the following dollar ranges: $0–$4,999; $5,000–$9,999; $10,000–$19,999; amounts between $20,000–$100,000 by increments of $20,000; amounts above $100,000 by increments of $50,000, or a statement that the interest is one whose value cannot be readily determined through reference to public prices or other reasonable measures of fair market value.

The information provided will be current and will be subject to annual updates or within 60 days of identifying any new FCOI information. This data will remain available for at least three years after the information was last updated.

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