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Financial Conflict of Interest Training

IIT’s Policy on Financial Conflict of Interest (FCOI) requires faculty and researchers to complete training.

FCOI training

CITI Training

All faculty required to complete financial conflict of interest training, regardless of research funding source, must do so through CITI. CITI Program is IIT's exclusive provider of research compliance and ethics training. The university maintains an organizational subscription available to all members of the research community. CITI offers several course modules targeted for specific research aims. To complete required FCOI training, follow the steps below through CITI.

NEW CITI REGISTRANTS

If you do not have an account with CITI, follow these steps to establish one affiliated with the university:

  1. Access the myIIT portal and enter your login credentials. After logging in, click on the Research tab.
  2. Locate the CITI Training channel in the middle column of the Research tab. Click on Access CITI Training Courses. You will be directed to a new window.
  3. Enter your myIIT credentials again and click the Login button.
  4. Agree to the Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Select an information release consent duration and click the Accept button to continue.
  5. Select ”I don't have a CITI Program account and I need to create one.”
  6. Click on the Create A New CITI Program Account button. Your account will be created.
  7. Click on the View Courses button under the Institutional Courses- Illinois Institute of Technology section. Select Add a Course to add CITI training courses to your account. Question 4 allows you to select the Conflicts of Interest course. Click Yes to add this course, then click Submit.
  8. Select appropriate responses for all additional questions that pertain to your research. When finished, select Complete Registration.

Once you have established an account, you may complete the Conflicts of Interest course. Retain a copy of your completion record upon successful completion of each course.

RETURNING CITI REGISTRANTS

If you already have an account, follow the steps below to complete human subjects training:

  1. Access the myIIT portal and enter your login credentials. After logging in, click on the Research tab.
  2. Locate the CITI Training channel in the middle column of the Research tab. Click on Access CITI Training Courses. You will be directed to a new window.
  3. Enter your myIIT credentials again and click the Login button.
  4. If you have already added the Conflicts of Interest course to your profile, select the course from the list and complete all four of the modules. If you do not have any courses listed, click on the View Courses button under the Institutional Courses- Illinois Institute of Technology section. Select Add a Course under "My Learner Tools for Illinois Institute of Technology." Select Yes under Question 4 to add the Conflicts of Interest course, then click Submit. Then, select the course from Illinois Institute of Technology Courses and complete all four of the modules.

Retain a copy of your completion record upon successful completion of each course.

Verification of FCOI Training

The University is responsible for verifying that sponsored investigators have received FCOI training. By taking and completing the training through CITI, the University will be able to verify training.

Note: PI’s must ensure that all named Key Personnel who will be working on their sponsored project, regardless of funding source, have taken the mandatory FCOI training prior to engaging in the research. For more information, please review the Administrator and Non-Investigator Faculty Member Conflict of Interest and Conflict of Committment Policy.