Northeastern University’s Office of Research Administration and Finance (ORAF) has developed information and training materials for use by PHS funded researchers in accordance with adherence requirements.

PHS funded researchers must complete FCOI training.  An online training module is available through the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) at https://www.citiprogram.org/  and includes the following modules:

  • Module 1 - Financial Conflicts of Interest: Overview, Investigator Responsibilities, and COI Rules
  • Module 2 - Institutional Responsibilities as They Affect Investigators

To complete this mini-course, please follow these instructions:

  • Log into https://www.citiprogram.org/
  • For new users, select “Register Here”
    • In section 1 “Select your institution or organization,” select Northeastern University from the drop down menu
    • Complete the remaining questions, and select “submit” to register
    • Select “Add a course or update your learner groups for Northeastern University”
    • Select “Yes” on Question 2 “Would you like to take the Conflict of Interest mini-course?”
    • Complete the course as directed
  • For existing users of CITI, sign into your existing Northeastern University affiliated account (if your account is not affiliated with Northeastern University, change the affiliation, and continue)
    • Select “Add a course or update your learner groups for Northeastern University”
    • Select “Yes” on Question 2 “Would you like to take the Conflict of Interest mini-course?”
    • Complete the course as directed

For questions regarding the new regulations and implementation thereof, contact Stacy-Ann Christian of ORAF at Sa.Christian@neu.edu.

Last Modified: September 13th, 2012