FAQ's

  1. Conflict Disclosure and CITI Training only for Baylor faculty, staff, and students? What about practitioners working on the project that are not Baylor faculty?
    1. BU policies concerning COI disclosure and CITI training only apply to BU faculty, staff, and students. External individuals must follow their own institutional policies regarding COI and training; however, there is no need for URAs to verify this. Federal award subrecipients verify their compliance with their institutional policies during the award process.
  2. Are Outside Consultants required to complete the Conflict Disclosure and CITI Training?
    1. Individuals external to Baylor do not fall under the policy and are not required to complete COI disclosure and training. If they are a subrecipient of a federal grant, the pre-award office will handle subrecipient requirements.
  3. Is there a Baylor account for the CITI Training or will each school/college need to fund individually?
    1. Baylor has a subscription that covers the entire university. There is no need for other accounts.
  4. Are Baylor alumni able to access CITI Training utilizing their BU alumni email? How do we address alumni consultants?
    1. A Baylor email address is not required to register for and access CITI training. Any individual can choose Baylor University as their institution during the CITI registration process. Alumni who are not Baylor employees are treated as any other external individual.
  5. Is there a central listing available that the URAs can access to verify status? If so, who is responsible for maintaining?
    1. A central listing of individuals who have completed the COI disclosure, COI training, and/or RCR training is available in the “FY2022 Proposal Log” folder in the Sponsored Programs BOX folder. April Swindell, Senior Research Compliance Administrator, is responsible for upkeep. You can reach her at April_Swindell@Baylor.edu or 254-710-6812.
  6. I don’t have federal funding.
    1. Federal funding is not a requirement to fall under the BU policy for COI disclosure and CITI training. The policy applies to all Baylor University research personnel responsible for the design, conduct, or reporting of research and who are currently participating in, or submitting proposals to participate in, research funded by a) federal, state and/or local government agencies, b) commercial sponsors, and c) other organizations funding research at or on behalf of Baylor University. Principal Investigators of non-funded, non-exempt research involving human or animal subjects also fall under this policy. Baylor may also determine that personnel who do not explicitly meet the above definitions must follow the policy on a case-by-case basis.
  7. This doesn’t apply to me because I don’t do human/animal subjects research
    1. Conducting human/animal subjects research is not a requirement to fall under the BU policy for COI disclosure and CITI training. The policy applies to all Baylor University research personnel responsible for the design, conduct, or reporting of research and who are currently participating in, or submitting proposals to participate in, research funded by a) federal, state and/or local government agencies, b) commercial sponsors, and c) other organizations funding research at or on behalf of Baylor University. Principal Investigators of non-funded, non-exempt research involving human or animal subjects also fall under this policy. Baylor may also determine that personnel who do not explicitly meet the above definitions must follow the policy on a case-by-case basis.
  8. This doesn’t apply to me because I am not a “traditional” researcher.
    1. The policy applies to all Baylor University research personnel responsible for the design, conduct, or reporting of research and who are currently participating in, or submitting proposals to participate in, research funded by a) federal, state and/or local government agencies, b) commercial sponsors, and c) other organizations funding research at or on behalf of Baylor University. Principal Investigators of non-funded, non-exempt research involving human or animal subjects also fall under this policy. Baylor may also determine that personnel who do not explicitly meet the above definitions must follow the policy on a case-by-case basis.
  9. How does Baylor faculty, staff and students log into CITI to register for courses?

          a.  CITI registration instructions for first time users
          b.  How to affiliate your CITI profile with Baylor University
          c.  Access previous CITI Coursework or continue coursework already in progress by logging
               into the CITI Training site directly at www.citiprogram.org