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Federal Anti-Kickback Statute (AKS)

The Anti-Kickback Statute (42 U.S.C. § 1320a-7b) is a criminal statute that prohibits the exchange, or offer to exchange, of anything of value in an effort to induce or reward the referral of business reimbursable by federal health care programs. Direct questions with respect to the AKS to the contact information below.

Financial Conflicts of Interest (FCOI)

FCOI regulation promotes objectivity in research by establishing standards that provide a reasonable expectation that the design, conduct, and reporting of research funded under Public Health Service (PHS) grants or cooperative agreements will be free from bias resulting from Investigator financial conflicts of interest. The UNC Conflict of Interest Program handles all conflicts of interest at UNC, including FCOIs.