COI Education and Training


If your UTMB responsibilities include the design, conduct, or reporting of research activities, such as a Principal Investigator, research staff, research nurse, obtaining informed consent, etc., you are REQUIRED to take the 2014 updated training course, which satisfies your federal requirements for four years. If you are unsure whether you are required to take the training, please email and we will assist you.


Online Training

Conflict of Interest and Commitment Regulations for Researchers and Individual Conflicts of Interest, Conflicts of Commitment, and Outside Activities for Non-Researchers training is also available online through the new UTMB online training system (ELM). Please use the links below to access the online training course:


For additional information related to the new policies, visit the Individual or Research conflicts of interest webpages.