In accordance with WPUNJ Functional Policy 02-15-80-00-15 on Conflicts of Interest and Commitments the University enforces compliance requirements related to disclosures of conflicts of interest, commitment and review at the time of proposal and award and for IRB applications submitted by faculty, staff and doctoral students. Additionally, on an annual basis investigator with on-going, funded research are required to complete a Conflict of Interest and Commitment (COIC) Disclosure, and also within 30 days of any change to the last disclosure.
A Conflict of Interest and Commitment Disclosure must be submitted by each individual who functions as an investigator prior to the submission of a proposal for research project or other funded activities, at the time of award, and for IRB applications submitted by faculty, staff or doctoral students. The following elements are required:
How to Submit your COIC Disclosure
You will receive a submission confirmation by email and then another email when your report has been accepted or returned to you for updates.
Note: Investigator means the project director or principal investigator and any other person, regardless of title or position, who is responsible for the design, conduct, or reporting of research funded by or proposed for funding by an external sponsoring agency. This definition also applies to collaborators and consultants. In classifying an individual as an investigator, the role of the individual must be considered rather than the individual's title.
How to complete your CITI Training for COI:
Navigate to the CITI Program Website: https://about.citiprogram.org/ and login using your credentials. If you have not yet accessed the CITI Program for other trainings, you will need to create an account.
To add the COI Training Course, navigate to the section titled, “Learner Tools for William Paterson University” and select “Add a Course”, and answer the questions as follows:
This will add the COI training to your list of “Courses Ready to Begin.” Once you complete the course, you will need to upload a copy of the certificate of completion each time you prepare your COIC disclosure report.
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