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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".
Conflict of Interest in Research Training
Those considered to be WVU Investigators are required to complete Conflict of Interest in Research Training every 4 years. We will no longer be utilizing the CITI Conflict of Interest course to facilitate the training requirement. The training requirement has been built in to the disclosure process and can be completed by simply following the instructions found on the first page of the disclosure.
Please access the WVU+kc portal to create or update your Conflict of Interest in Research Disclosure and Training.