COI Training

All EVMS investigators must complete training on the COI new policies prior to grant money being released.


Instructions for adding and taking the CITI COI course

  1. Log on to CITI website ( with your username and password.
    • If you do not already have a CITI account, create your own login name and password and select EVMS as affiliated institution.  If you already have a CITI account and forgot your login name or password, contact the Office of Research at 446-8480.
  2. Select “Add a course or update your learner groups” 
  3. Scroll down to “CITI Course Enrollment Questions”
  4. Skip questions 1-3
  5. Question 4 select “yes”
  6. Click “continue”
  7. Under My Courses “Conflict of Interest” should be listed
  8. Click on “enter” to start course
  9. You have finished the course successfully when you are able to see a completion report.  We recommend that you print a completion report for your records.  The Office of Research receives an automatic notification e-mail when training is completed.

If you have any questions, contact Kari Bos at  or 446-8404. 


"Investigator" definition- Principal Investigator/project director, senior/key personnel and ¨any other individuals, regardless of title or position, who the PI deems to have authority or independent responsibility over the design, conduct or reporting of research/sponsored projects."