Training Requirements for COI and RCR: Overview

Overview of Training Requirements for Conflicts of Interest and Responsible Conduct of Research

ECU requires the completion of training in Conflicts of Interest and Responsible Conduct of Research. The training requirements outlined below are designed to meet federal, state, and institutional regulatory requirements for training in these areas.

Training Requirement Intended AudienceFrequencyApplicable Regulation(s)Link to Training
Overview of Institutional Policy on Conflicts of Interest & External Professional Activities for PayAll EHRA employeesUpon hire and once every 4 yearsECU REG01.15.03COI Training Module: Introduction
COI Training Module: Using COI Risk Manager
Financial Conflicts of InterestAll *investigators on federally funded research.

Prior to engaging in a federally sponsored research project and at least every 4 years and **other special circumstances42 C.F.R. Part 50, Subpart FCITI Training for Conflicts of Interest

NIH Training for Conflicts of Interest
Responsible Conduct of ResearchAll postdoctoral scholars, undergraduate, and graduate students funded by a PHS, NSF, or *NIFA awardEvery career stage when funded by PHS, NSF, or NIFA and at least every 4 yearsNIH NOT-OD-10-019

NSF Important Notice No. 140
RCR Requirements Training Matrix

*An Investigator is any person responsible for the design, conduct or reporting of a proposed or federally funded research project.

**NIFA requires completion of RCR training by faculty on a NIFA funded project

***Besides when initially engaged in federally sponsored project, federal sponsors require training in instances when the following occurs: institutional FCOI policies change in a manner that affects Investigator requirements; an Investigator is new to an Institution; an Institution finds an Investigator noncompliant with Institution’s FCOI policy or management plan.

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