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Contact the COIC office to arrange information sessions and training regarding conflicts of interest and commitment:

Pamela Rosse, Compliance Director

PHS/NIH-Specific Training

Educational training must occur for all Research Personnel (anyone reponsible for the design, conduct or reporting of research, regardless of rank or title):

  • Prior to engaging in any grant or contract funded by the Public Health Service (including NIH)
  • At least every four years after initial training
  • When warranted by other circumstances, such as noncompliance

The mandatory educational training module is available through Skillport via the following link: Log in to MyCUInfo at

(Alternatively, anyone attending the following University of Colorado Boulder COIC lectures would not need to take the SkillSoft module:

  • Responsible Conduct for Researchers refresher class of 1/26/13
  • Responsible Conduct for Researchers class of 9/27/12
  • Responsible Conduct for Researchers class of 10/14/13

You must have either an Employee ID number (EIN) or a Person of Interest ID number (POI) in order to access the training site. The POI Code Type should be either: External Trainee or Security Access,  as other POI codes will not  provide access. For assistance with the POI process please contact the Personnel Payroll Liaison (PPL) for the department with which you are affiliated.

UPDATE FOR FALL 2014: STUDENTS who are not currently University employees (i.e. do not have an active EIN number) should WAIT until OCT 1, 2014 to submit a DEPA or take SkillSoft COI training. A new process will be in place to allow students to access the DEPA, and training for those required to take it, using a student id number. Additional details will be provided once this mechanism is finalized.

Click on top tab: CU Resources.

  1. Click on the Training tab on the left side of screen.
  2. Click on Start SkillSoft. Be patient; loading may be slow.
  3. Access the Catalog on the left side of screen.
  4. Open University of Colorado – Courses.
  5. Open CU-Boulder folder.
  6. Open the COI folder, and select CU: Conflict of Interest for NIH.
  7. Start the module by clicking the blue triangle.


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