FCOI Training

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All Georgetown University investigators must complete financial conflict of interest (COI) training prior to participating in research related to any PHS-funded grant or contract and then every four years thereafter. (See full PHS list below.) In most cases, an investigator’s training certificate will be good for four years, unless the investigator is noncompliant with the Georgetown FCOI policy or conflict management plan, or Georgetown changes its policy.

The required COI training is available online via the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI).  Once investigators complete the tutorial, CITI records your certification and then provides a record to the Office of Research Oversight (ORO).

Who is Required to Complete COI Training?

If you are on a PHS study and meet the definition of an investigator, then you must complete COI training. An investigator is anyone responsible for the design, conduct, or reporting of funded or proposed research, regardless of title or position. This includes:

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What Agencies are Part of the Public Health Service (PHS)?

PHS includes the federal agencies and cooperative groups listed below:

Cooperative GroupsALLIANCE, ACRIN, ACSOG
Dept. of Health & Human Services (HHS)Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR)
Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
Indian Health Services (IHS)
Office of Global Affairs (OGA)
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (ASH)
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR)
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)NIH Office of the Director (OD)
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
National Eye Institute (NEI)
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)
National Institute on Aging (NIA)
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS)
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB)
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)
National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD)
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR)
National Library of Medicine (NLM)
Center for Information Technology (CIT)
Center for Scientific Review (CSR)
Fogarty International Center (FIC)
National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM)
National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS)

Questions or Concerns?

For questions about policies, procedures, or training, please contact: