THE FOLLOWING COURSE IS REQUIRED FOR ALL those listed as a pi or a co-i on an irb or iacuc protocol or an osp proposal:
- Conflict of Interest
The Office of Research Integrity and Compliance (ORIC) requires that the CITI training for Conflict of Interest in Research be completed every four years.
IN ADDITION TO THE CITI TRAINING REQUIREMENT, AN ANNUAL DISCLOSURE OF INTEREST IN RESEARCH FORM (DOIR) BE COMPLETED BY EACH INVESTIGATOR AND UPDATED AS NECESSARY, AS DETAILED BELOW.
Federal regulations require the University to manage any potential conflicts of interest through an appropriate management process which is initiated and generally resolved through disclosure.
An investigator is anyone responsible for the design, conduct, or reporting of research, regardless of their title or role on the project or the receipt of funding (this definition includes adjunct faculty, students, volunteers, subcontractors, consultants, collaborators, research coordinators, research assistants, and other research staff).
For conflict of interest in research disclosure purposes, the PI is responsible for determining who they consider to be an “investigator” using the above definition. Please call our office for further guidance on the matter, but as a general rule, any person listed as a PI or a Co-I on a project or protocol, is considered an "investigator".
Those considered to be WVU Investigators are required to file a DOIR form annually, and on an ongoing basis within 30 days of discovery or acquisition of a new financial interest. Further, Investigators should review and make any necessary revisions to the annual DOIR form:
- With each new, continuation, or revised grant or contract application submitted to the Office of Sponsored Programs,
- With each new protocol involving animal or human subjects, and;
- When there is a new or previously unrecognized financial interest not reported on the annual DOIR.
If there is no additional information to report and the annual DOIR form is current and on file at the ORIC, no further action is required of the Investigator. Please use the following link to access our new electronic DOIR form.