How long will the COI training take? How onerous is it?
The CITI COI training should take about 45-60 minutes to complete. It may vary for individuals.
Can the training be done remotely?
Yes. The training is web based with certificate access, and can be done on any computer on which the investigator/key person has a personal MIT certificate installed.
Can an investigator do a new disclosure without having completed the training?
Yes. The training is on policy, some of which they would need to know in order to know what to disclose, but yes, the training and the COI disclosure are separate and are separately tracked.
Will investigators need to complete training before a new award or change to an existing NIH award can be set up in Coeus and SAP?
Yes, the new CITI training on COI will need to be completed.
Is the CITI training required for every proposal?
No. Completing the training once will last for 4 years.
For how long is the CITI COI training valid?
4 years. There will be reminder prompts sent to investigators/Key Persons when the expiration of their current training is approaching.
Is it correct that personnel cannot be charged to an award until their COI Training is completed?
If a new Key Person is added to an award, s/he cannot be charged to that award until the CITI COI training is completed. For new awards, renewals and changes to awards issued 8/24/2012 and after, no spending on the award can take place until all investigators and confirmed key persons have completed the training.