Mandatory FCOI Training

PHS mandates that all investigators receiving PHS funding must take FCOI training prior to the disbursement of funds.

Note that only investigators funded by PHS or an agency that has adopted the PHS FCOI policy are required to complete training at this time. 

Brandeis University is pleased to offer a convenient, customized online training program through the University of Miami's Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) Program. 

CITI training on the FCOI Policy must be completed within a reasonable period of time prior to disbursement of funds and engagement in research, and at least every four years thereafter.

CITI Training Program

Please note: The module Conflicts of Interest in Research Involving Human Subjects within the Training in Human Subjects Research course does not satisfy this requirement. You must complete the Training in Financial Conflicts of Interest course to satisfy the PHS requirement. 

For instructions on how to register for the CITI Program, go to the CITI Program Support Center's login/registration instructions

Once you are registered, you will be asked to select your curriculum. You can ignore questions 1, 2, 4, and 5; however you must choose "Not at this time" for question 3 and "Yes" for question 6.

Clicking the "Submit" button will bring you to your "Brandeis University Courses" page, where you will see the course "Conflicts of Interest" listed. Click on the course title and begin the course by clicking on the first Module.