UFIRST Requires Conflict of Interest Training

The UF Office of Research has announced, effective December 16, 2016, UFIRST will assist in enforcing the 4-year Conflict of Interest (COI) training renewal requirement. The training course is mandatory for all principal investigators and senior research personnel applying for funding with agencies that require compliance with Public Health Services (PHS) regulations.

See the UF Division of Research Compliance webpage for a list of organizations that require compliance with PHS regulations.

When an entry is made in UFIRST for any award or modification with a sponsor applying these regulations, UFIRST will validate that all key personnel have completed the DSR 810 course (Financial Conflict of Interest – Content and Final Assessment) within the last 4 years.

If the training has not been completed or was completed more than 4 years ago, UFIRST will provide an error and will not transition the award to the Division of Sponsored Programs (DSP) to finalize with Contract & Grants.

If you are required to complete the COI training, please click this link to register and complete the DSR 810 course. MyTraining requires that pop-ups are enabled and that you use a supported browser (Internet Explorer or Safari). The training takes about 20 minutes and includes 15 slides and a short quiz at the end.

Please contact compliance@research.ufl.edu if you have any questions.