Members of the PSG should maintain the highest personal and professional standards in conducting clinical trials and research. Real and perceived conflicts of interest must be avoided.
I have reviewed the Conflict-of-Interest Guidelines contained in Article XI of the PSG By-Laws (as proposed by the PSG Executive Committee and adopted by the members of the PSG on May 14, 2015 and amended on April 17, 2020).
I fully accept and agree to comply with the guidelines stated therein at such time as I become a member of PSG.
The PSG has developed guidelines and procedures for contracting with both non- profit and for-profit organizations. This letter is intended to notify all investigators seeking to be credentialed by the PSG, prior to participating in PSG studies, of certain obligations as highlighted in the paragraphs below.
A central tenet of the PSG Bylaws is that investigators will not receive personal financial benefits from their participation in a PSG trial. All funding received from the PSG as payment for trial related activities (e.g. per-subject fees) shall be used solely for the purpose of offsetting the costs and expenses (including salaries and benefits) incurred by you and your organization in conducting the research. Moreover, the PSG Bylaws require compliance with the Ethical and Conflict-of-Interest Guidelines established by the PSG. For a complete understanding of investigators’ obligations, the PSG Bylaws can be viewed at: https://www.parkinson-study-group.org and Article XI of the Bylaws contains the guidelines referenced above.
We ask sites that are seeking to be credentialed by the PSG, and who are incorporated or organized as for-profit organizations, to agree to and confirm their acceptance of the financial liability terms in order to participate in industry-sponsored PSG studies and allow for-profit sites to conduct NIH-funded trials if NIH will allow it and the contracting institution permits it. Therefore, investigators who will be conducting clinical trials through a for-profit entity, are requested to provide a Certificate of Insurance, demonstrating professional liability coverage of $1 million per incident, and $3 million in aggregate.
Please acknowledge and confirm your understanding of these requirements by submitting this signed agreement, along with a Certificate of Insurance, if applicable, as part of your PSG Credentials Committee application materials.