OSU policy and federal regulation require training for OSU investigators on OSU's institutional COI policy, investigator responsibilities regarding disclosure, and federal regulations on COI. Other training opportunities are available, including presentations to departments, research labs, and classes.
Any individual who completes an annual COI declaration must complete training. Those required to complete an annual form and therefore training are:
Courtesy Faculty: If a Courtesy faculty member's primary employment is with an institution of higher education or a government agency, they may have completed a COI-specific training through their primary employer that could count toward OSU's COI training requirement. Contact the COI office at COI@oregonstate.edu to see if it qualifies.
Investigators proposing for or recieving funding from a Public Health Service (PHS) agency (see PHS agencies) must complete training every four years, when OSU revises its COI policy, when investigators are new to OSU, and when investigators are found to be non-compliant with OSU policy or COI management. All other individuals complete the training once, unless otherwise requested by the COI Officer.
OSU facilitates the completion of COI training through the CITI (pronounced "city") training module. CITI is also used by the IRB and IACUC for their respective training requirements. There are three modules that need to be completed for COI training. Modules consist of material to read and a quiz. To complete the training, 100% of the quiz questions must be answered correctly (quizzes may be re-taken). How to access the training modules depends on whether you have completed CITI modules in other areas (human subjects research, animal subjects research or responsible conduct of research).
Returning Users to CITI:
Contact the COI office with any questions about completing CITI training: COI@oregonstate.edu or 541-737-4692.
Conflict of interest presentations and discussions can be given or led by the COI Administrator, the COI Officer and/or members of the COI Committeee. Topics for presentations or discussions include: A primer on conflicts of interest in research, How to satisfy OSU COI requirements, and What COI management means. If you would like a COI representative to give a presentation or facilitate a discussion, please contact Nicole Wolf, the COI Administrator, at Nicole.Wolf@oregonstate.edu, COI@oregonstate.edu, or 541-737-4692.