COI Training

Where do you go for training?

All faculty members and personnel listed in funded research projects who are responsible for the “design, conduct, or reporting” of research are required to take online training. This training must be repeated at least once every 3 years.

Disclosure and Training Resources

CITI Training Website

How To Sign Up for Conflicts of Interest (COI) Training

Sponsored research

All key personnel engaged in the “design, conduct, or reporting” of research must complete COI Training and renew that training every 3 years. Research proposal Conflict of Interest Disclosures are specific to the proposal. It must be completed each time a proposal is submitted to an external sponsor. As with the training, the following individuals on the project must complete a disclosure:

  • Principal Investigator/Project Director
  • Key Personnel (an individual who contributes in a substantial and measurable way to a project.)

This may also include:

  • Outside collaborators (e.g. subrecipient investigators, consultants) and
  • Any other faculty, staff, post-docs, graduate students, or even technicians identified in the proposal.

If an award is received and the COI training has not been completed by all required individuals on the project, the award process cannot be completed and no grant account will be established until this is done.

Public Health Service (PHS) 2011 Revised Regulation resources

Other useful information



COI primary contact

Melissa Skillings, MS, MBA, JD
Director, Office of Research Integrity