Legacy Research Institute

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GRANTS MANAGEMENT - Financial Conflict of Interest

Supporting our researchers' projects from concept to close-out.

The objectivity of research is of paramount importance and the basis for obtaining and maintaining public trust. If you contribute to the design, conduct, and/or reporting of a PHS-funded research project you will need to comply with Federal Regulations; this means you are required to complete the CITI Financial Conflict of Interest training and fill out and return the disclosure form. 

Part 1: Training

There are two modules on the CITI Training website that need to be completed. If you have already completed these modules, please email a copy of your completion record to jcouchma@lhs.org.

  1. Financial Conflict of Interest: Overview, Investigator Responsibilities, and COI Rules (COI-Basic) (ID:15070)
  2. Institutional Responsibilities as They Affect Investigators. (COI-Basic) (ID:15072)
  • If you do not already have a CITI Training account, you will need to click on ‘register’ and follow the prompts in order to create one. Otherwise, log in as usual.

When you get to the list of courses select ‘Conflict of Interest mini-course’ which should add both the modules to your course list. Next, click on the ‘Legacy Health courses’ dropdown bar and select the course to launch it.

Please forward your completion record (or the certificate) to me after you have finished the training. Although the expiration date on the CITI site will say it expires in 2 years, you are only required to retake the training once every 4 years.

Part 2: Disclosure

Below is the LRI FCOI Disclosure form which should be filled out after your training is complete. You'll also find the FAQ with an overview of the disclosure process and the Legacy COI policy. This is usually done via an online form that will be sent to you, but if you need to make an interim disclosure there's a stand-alone form below that can be used.

The disclosure is valid for a calendar year (Jan-Dec) and we will ask you to update it every January while you are funded. You are also required to submit an updated disclosure form within thirty (30) days of acquiring or discovering any new Significant Financial Interest(s). 

To learn more about Conflict of Interest regulations in relation to NIH grants, visit: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/policy/coi/coi_faqs.htm

Forms and Policies

LRI FCOI Disclosure Form


Legacy Policy 100.88: Conflict of Interest in Public Health Service Funded Research

Legacy Policy 100.67: Standards of Conduct