FAQs: Externally Funded Travel

The purpose of PS-98 (Policy on Financial Conflicts of Interest in Research) and disclosures of externally funded travel is to promote objectivity and transparency with regard to any externally funded research. Such transparency reinforces the value of our research and to assure other researchers, federal agencies and the general public that the results of our work are free from outside influence or economic pressure.

Any research investigator affiliated with a current externally funded project or with a submitted proposal that is under review must submit or update their travel disclosure.

PS 98 applies to all externally funded projects regardless of source. This means that the disclosure of externally funded travel is required if you have or have applied for any funded research projects.

You must update your disclosure within 30 days of any externally funded travel.