Objectivity in Research


Vitalant is committed to ensuring the integrity of the research process and maintaining the public trust and that of sponsors. The Federal regulations were revised in 2011 to increase accountability, add transparency, and enhance regulatory compliance and oversight by the Institution and Federal Sponsor of research.

The primary goal is to promote objectivity by establishing standards that provide a reasonable expectation that the design, conduct, and reporting of research funded under Public Health Service grants, cooperative agreements and contracts will be free from bias resulting from Investigator financial conflicts of interest.


Vitalant’s policy on Financial Conflict of Interest can be downloaded here.

If you would like additional information, please send a written request to:
Steven Sweet
Director of Administrative Affairs
Vitalant Research Institute
360 Spear Street, Suite 200
San Francisco, CA 94105