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Conflict of Interest in Research Training


URI is required to provide training regarding URI’s Policy and the regulations to Investigators. Training is required for PHS funded investigators (and investigators with awards from agencies that follow PHS regulations) prior to URI submission of the grant proposal and at least every four years thereafter. Investigators must also complete training within a period of time determined by the Institutional Official if (i) the URI Policy is substantively amended in a manner that affects the requirements of PHS funded Investigators or (ii) URI determines that the Investigator has not complied with this Policy or with a management plan related to his or her research.

Training consists of three required modules and two optional modules. We highly recommend that investigators review the two optional modules as they contain key information on URI specific policies and procedures and Conflict of Commitment. Financial Conflict of Interest training is available on: http://www.citiprogram.org
If you already have a CITI account, complete the following steps to locate the training:

  • Log in to CITI.org;
  • Click ‘Add a Course or Update Your Learner Groups’;
  • Scroll down to Question 4 ‘Conflicts of Interest’ and check “Yes”;
  • Click ‘continue’;

If you do not already have a CITI account, you first need to create an account and select University of Rhode Island as your participating institution. For more information on registering with CITI, see: Compliance Training.


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