FCOI Training

All Georgetown University investigators must complete financial conflict of interest (COI) training prior to participating in research related to any PHS-funded grant or contract and then every four years. (See full PHS list below) In most cases, an investigator's training certificate will be good for four years, unless the investigator is noncompliant with Georgetown FCOI policy or conflict management plan, or Georgetown changes its policy.

The required COI training is available online via the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI).  Once investigators complete the tutorial, CITI records your certification and then provides a record to the Office of Regulatory Affairs.

Am I required to complete COI training? 

If you are on a PHS study and meet the definition of an investigator, then you must complete COI training. An investigator is anyone responsible for the design, conduct, or reporting of funded or proposed research, regardless of title or position.  This includes: 

* Project directors
* Principal investigators
* Co-investigators 
* Key personnel
* May include research assistants, postdocs, collaborators or consultants.

I have already created an account in CITI 
  • Visit the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) website.
  • Login with your username and password.
  • On your home page, under "Georgetown University Courses" select "Add a course or update learner groups."
  • On the next page, scroll down and select 'yes' to Question 5 - Conflict of Interest; then click Submit to enroll.
  • Follow the prompts to complete the tutorial and brief quizzes.
  • You may print a completion certificate for your own records.  The system will provide our office with a report of your training.
I have never created an account in CITI 
  • Visit the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) website.
  • Register and create your own username and password.
  • Select Georgetown University as your institution.
  • Select 'yes' to Question 5- Conflict of Interest, then click Submit to enroll.
  • Follow the prompts to complete the tutorial and brief quizzes.
  • You may print a completion certificate for your own records.  The system will provide our office with a report of your training.
What agencies are a part of the Public Health Service (PHS)?
PHS Includes THE federal agencies and cooperative groups below

COOPERATIVE GROUPS

ALLIANCE, ACRIN, ACTG, ACSOG
CALGB, COG
ECOG, EORTC
GOG
NCICA, NCCTG, NSABP
RTOG
SWOG

DEPT of HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES (HHS)

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR)
Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
Indian Health Services (IHS)
Office of Global Affairs (OGA)
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (ASH)
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR)
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH (NIH) 

NIH Office of the Director (OD)
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
National Eye Institute (NEI)
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)
National Institute on Aging (NIA)
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS)
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB)
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)
National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD)
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR)
National Library of Medicine (NLM)
Center for Information Technology (CIT)
Center for Scientific Review (CSR)
Fogarty International Center (FIC)
National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM)
National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS)