Conflict of Interest Training

Conflict of Interest (COI) training is now required for all PHS grants.

CITI Conflict of Interest (COI) Training


When you register for the COI course, there are multiple modules. The modules you are REQUIRED to take are:

  • CITI Conflict of Interest Course – Introduction
  • Financial Conflicts of Interest: Overview, Investigator Responsibilities, and COI Rules
  • Institutional Responsibilities as They Affect Investigators

There is also an OPTIONAL module that you may take but it is not a requirement:

  • Conflicts of Commitment, Conscience, and Institutional Conflicts of Interest

When you have satisfactorily completed all of the course requirements, you will see a link to print out a completion/grade report. This report is your ONLY proof of training.  You will not receive a “certificate” from UTK or CITI. Keep a copy of this report for your records.

If you are working on an NIH or PHS funded grant you must also provide a copy of your completion report to Dairin Malkemus, Compliance Officer for Export Control and Conflict of Interest.

For questions or problems with accessing this training please contact for assistance.