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 1½ hours. The optional module takes less than an hour.
- Financial Conflicts of Interest: Overview, Investigator Responsibilities, and COI rules.
- Institutional Responsibilities as they affect the investigator.
- Conflicts of commitment, conscience, and institutional conflicts of interest.
Instructions for completing CITI Training can be found in the following guide:
CITI Training Instructions.
For further assistance with completing CITI training requirements and/or accessing other CITI training modules, please contact:
- Consulting Fees or Honoraria
- 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