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Conflict Of Interest Training

The University, individual investigators and their staff share a collective responsibility to ensure that research conducted at Baylor is guided by the highest ethical standards and is in compliance with federal, state and university regulations governing research.

Baylor provides Financial Conflict of Interest training via an institutional subscription to the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI), a consortium of universities that provides convenient and comprehensive online training modules to Baylor investigators and their staff.

The COI training available through CITI satisfies the mandatory training requirement in financial conflicts of interest necessary in order to submit a grant application to a Public Health Service (PHS) funding agency. This training is optional for researchers submitting an application to non-PHS agencies.

The COI training consists of four modules as shown below. The time commitment for the two required modules is 1 to 1.5 hours. The optional module takes less than an hour.

Required Modules
  1. Financial Conflicts of Interest: Overview, Investigator Responsibilities, and COI rules.
  2. Institutional Responsibilities as they affect the investigator.
Optional Module
  1. Conflicts of commitment, conscience, and institutional conflicts of interest.
For further assistance with completing CITI training requirements
and/or accessing other CITI training modules, please contact:

Deborah Holland
Phone: 254-710-1438
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  • Equity (stocks, stock options, or other ownership interests)
  • Intellectual property rights (patents, copyrights, or royalties) received from an entity other than Baylor.
  • Reimbursed or sponsored travel funded by an entity that is not an institution of higher education, academic teaching hospital, a medical center, research institute, or a federal, state, or local government