Conflicts of Interest in Research

The training resources on this site will assist you with learning about:

Staff from Research Compliance Services (RCS) are happy to provide group presentations or individual consultations. Please email us to request a consultation. An overview of the UO's FCOI and COI-COC policies and disclosure processes are also explained on the OVPRI's Integrity and Compliance website

On-Demand Trainings

CITI COI Researcher Course (10 - 30 minutes per Module)

This training from the Collaborative IRB Training Initiative (CITI) is comprised of 4 required modules and offers an optional module. These can be completed at one's own pace. Please see Research Compliance Services' CITI webpage for more information about the required training.

Learning outcomes for this training:

  • Gaining an overview of federal Financial Conflict of Interest in Research regulations and requirements
  • Knowledge about what constitutes a Significant Financial Interest (SFI) and the SFI disclosure requirements
  • Familiarity with common conflict management practices 
  • Understanding UO specific COI policies
UO Conflict of Interest, Conflict of Commitment, Outside Activities Policy (30 Minutes)

Leadership from the Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation describe the UO’s Conflict of Interest, Conflict of Commitment, and Outside Activities policy (COI-COC policy) which applies to all UO employees. A transcript of the training is available upon request. If you would like a transcript; are a student; or are unable to access MyTrack, please contact  for assistance.

Learning outcomes for this training:

  • Background and history of the policy
  • Basic elements of the policy and the disclosure process
  • Policies that intersect with COI-COC policy compliance
NIH FCOI Training (30 Minutes)

This tutorial provides a comprehensive overview of the federal Financial Conflict of Interest in Research (FCOI) regulations, 42 CFR Part 50 Subpart F, "Promoting Objectivity in Research", issued by the US Public Health Services (PHS) and followed by many federal agencies. This tutorial is made available from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Learning outcomes for this training:

  • Familiarity with the federal FCOI regulations
  • Expectations and requirements of sponsored researchers, who are subject to the FCOI regulations
  • Requirements of institutions to identify and adequately manage financial conflicts of interest in research

NOTE: Individual institutions, including the UO, may apply the regulatory requirements differently and/or have additional institutional requirements beyond what is minimally required. Check with RCS regarding specific policies and procedures related to the regulatory requirements covered in this video.

At-Request Trainings

Staff members from Research Compliance Services are available to provide presentations and consultations. Presentations and consultations can be delivered in-person or remotely via Zoom. Please contact email us to request a consultation.