Training & Resources
In addition to disclosing Significant Financial Interests (SFIs), all DU investigators who are participating or are planning to participate in federally-funded research must complete the online conflict of interest training program through the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) Program.
The CITI COI Basic course is designed to satisfy training requirements associated with the U.S. Public Health Service (PHS) regulations on financial conflicts of interest. The COI Basic course is valid for four years, then a refresher course must be complete The COI Refresher course offers retraining on key concepts and rules relating to these regulations. These courses are intended for investigators who receive funding from a PHS agency, including the National Institutes of Health (NIH), or who are required by DU to be familiar with the PHS financial conflicts of interest regulations. This training must be completed prior to initial receipt of funds.
Steps for Completing COI Training
As a new CITI user, you must first establish a username and password through registering under the University of Denver affiliation.
As a registered CITI user, log into CITI using your username and password, select "University of Denver View Courses" under "Institutional Courses"
Step 1: Select "Learner Tools", and then select "Add a Course"
Step 2: Answer Question 1 by selecting "Conflict of Interest" curriculum and clicking on "NEXT"
Step 3: All of the modules associated with the COI curriculum will be listed and you may select a module to begin.
Once you have successfully completed all of the modules in the COI curriculum, a completion report will be available to document your training. It is strongly recommended you save a copy of this report for your records. The DU CITI Administrators are able to verify all training profiles for individuals that are affiliated with DU in the CITI program.