Federal regulations regarding financial conflict of interest disclosure have changed. Institutions receiving federal funds must have complied with the new regulations by August 24, 2012.
The new Conflict of Interest in Research (COIR) policy applies to all researchers who conduct research under Providence oversight, regardless of institution, source of funding or research role. In the new regulations there are new definitions of “Investigator,” including a relationship to institutional responsibilities related to a specific project. This includes the requirement to report travel reimbursed by an outside non-federal entity.
Download and Read the Providence FCOIR Policy
All Researchers and staff need to complete Conflict of Interest training prior to beginning new research projects, applying for new funding and grants or receiving new funding from federal sponsors. Please note this is in addition to the required Human Subjects Protection training that all investigators now take. Training should take approximately 45 minutes and is valid for four years.
There are four required modules:
These training modules are available through CITI. You can use your existing log-in or create an account, if you are new to CITI. Designate “IRB-Spokane” as the institutional affiliation during the registration process so we receive notice of your training completion.
To access the new COIR modules:
Upon completion of the COIR training via the CITI Training website: