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, you can retrieve it by clicking on "Forgot username or password:"
  2. Select “Add a course or update your learner groups” 
  3. Answer the CITI course enrollment questions. The appropriate course(s) will be added when you are done.
  4. The“Conflict of Interest” course should be listed in your course menu, click on it to begin.
  5. 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.
  6. This training is valid for 4 years.  After this time, you must re-take the course.

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."