Investigators responsible for the design, conduct, or reporting of research are required to complete COI training.  Investigators must complete COI training PRIOR to engaging in sponsored research, at least every four (4) years thereafter, and immediately when an investigator is new to UCF.


UCF is a registered user of the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) program.  UCF affiliates (“learners”) are permitted to take UCF CITI-COI training courses free of cost.  CITI provides a certificate of training to the learner and sends automated notifications to the ORC-COI Office once a course is complete. A passing score of 80% or more is required for course completion.

UCF CITI-COI training includes three REQUIRED modules under the Conflict of Interest Mini-Course:

1.    CITI Conflict of Interest Course-Introduction (ID: 15177)

2.    Financial Conflicts of Interest: Overview, Investigator Responsibilities, and COI Rules (ID: 15070)

3.    Institutional Responsibilities as They Affect Investigators (ID: 15072)

The following is an OPTIONAL module:  Conflicts of Commitment, Conscience, and Institutional Conflicts of Interest (ID: 15073)

Instructions for accessing and completing COI Training in CITI

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COI Refresher Training

The CITI program will notify UCF affiliated learners 30 days prior to COI training expiration (every 4 years) to complete the COI Refresher course.

UCF CITI-COI Refresher training includes 4 REQUIRED modules:

1.  Conflicts of Interest and the PHS Regulations
2.  Significant Financial Interests
3.  Institutional Obligations as They Affect Investigators
4.  COI Management Plans and Noncompliance

CITI Questions?

For questions regarding CITI- COI Training contact the ORC- COI Office at 
For login support please contact the Research Information Systems service desk at  
Technical issues should be addressed to or (305) 243-7970.

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