Conflict of Interest
The intent of the conflict of interest (COI) policy is to foster university activities and outside professional activities as positive contributors to UND. The University sees great value in outside activities that advance and communicate knowledge through interaction with government, industry, the community, and the public, and through consulting and professional opportunities.
The conflict of interest policy establishes guidelines to allow faculty and staff to identify potential conflicts and to manage those conflicts in ways that balance the integrity and interests of UND with those of each University employee.
NOTE: If you are a UND affiliate who is required to complete the COI process and you do not have a UND login credential, please contact Ms. Michael Sadler for assistance.
Public Health Services Financial Conflict of Interest
Federal regulations require additional training of all Principal Investigators who receive external research support from NIH and other Public Health Service agencies.
- UND's current designated FCOI online training course is available through the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI), which is available to all UND employees.
- View instructions for completing the CITI registration.
- UND requires CITI FCOI training be completed by all Principal Investigators who receive external research support from PHS agencies, including NIH, every 4 years.
- PHS agencies include:
- National Institutes of Health (NIH)
- Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
- Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality (AHRQ)
- Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR)
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
- Indian Health Service (IHS)
- Office of Global Affairs (OGA)
- Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (OASPR)
- Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (ASH)
If you have questions regarding CITI FCOI training, please contact Ms. Michael Sadler for assistance.
Approved and signed by President Kelley on August 17, 2012.
Latest Review / Revision: May 22, 2014.