For PHS/NIH research personnel, completion of the required educational training and DEPA reporting are both required in order to meet federal requirements.
As of August 24, 2012, academic institutions were required to implement changes in some of the regulations governing Conflict of Interest reporting. These changes affect research personnel who receive funding from/are supported by Public Health Service (PHS) agencies, including, but not limited to, the National Institute of Health (NIH). An expanded list of agencies can be found at the following website: http://www.hhs.gov/about/orgchart/
AS OF 9/25/2014: The University of Colorado Boulder COI for NIH Researchers training module is now imbedded into the DEPA reporting process. If the NIH COI training requirement has been met previously, the date of training will automatically populate on the DEPA disclosure form and the reporting process can continue. NIH researchers who have not satisfied the training requirement will not be able to move forward on reporting form. Instead, they will be diverted to the training module, instructed to scroll through it, and click to certify. Researchers then will be redirected to the DEPA reporting form so that it can be completed.