Individual Conflicts of Interest & Commitment (Level II Elective)


Individuals can access an on-line course created and maintained by the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI), a nationally-recognized source for research-related training.  Please see the link below for instructions on how to access the Virginia Tech Individual Conflict of Interest online course.

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  • Date Recorded: August 1, 2016

  • Instructor: Vicky Ratcliffe, Manager of Research Education and COI Administrator for the Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation

  • Handouts can be downloaded upon registration in CITI


University policy requires all investigators to complete initial and periodic training on Conflicts of Interest that includes informing investigators of the new regulations, the institution´s FCOI policy, and of the investigator´s disclosure responsibilities that meet or exceed the regulatory requirements. Federal regulations require all Public Health Service investigators to complete training prior to the award of a grant or contract. This session will provide the basic framework for assessing potential conflicts of interest or commitment and outline related procedures for the management and monitoring of external activities in a manner that will both promote and safeguard the interests and reputation of Virginia Tech, its faculty and students, and their research.

Target audience: Individuals required to complete training include, but may not be limited to, principal investigators, co-investigators, project directors, postdoctoral associates, graduate students, and any other person deemed responsible for the design, conduct, or reporting of research.


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