Training Requirements for Financial Conflict of Interest

Federally funded projects: Most federal agencies require certification of training in Financial Conflict of Interest for each investigator prior to initiation of a project. CSUF requires all investigators and co-PI's listed on a federally funded project from NIH, NSF and/or USDA to complete the online training module entitled "Conflict of Interest". CSUF subscribes to the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) Opens in new window and online site with up-to-date training modules and information, to fulfill the federal training requirement. Access, registration, and all course material for financial conflict of interest training are located on the CITI website.

Step-by-step instructions on how to create a CITI account and register for the correct course for the Conflict of Interest can be downloaded below. Training is valid for (3) years.

CITI Set Up Account InstructionsPDF File Opens in new window
CITI Conflict of Interest InstructionsPDF File Opens in new window

Privately funded projects: For privately funded projects that require filing a California Form 700-UPDF File Opens in new window form, the CSU has developed an online training module that fulfills the State's training requirement. Upon notification of a Notice of Award, CSUF's Human Resources, Diversity and Inclusion (HRDI) will contact the Investigators with additional information on the next steps for more information on how to access the CSU online training program. Training is valid for (2) years.

Please note: At this time, if you are involved in both federally funded and privately funded projects, you must complete both training programs to be in compliance with State and Federal regulations.