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Conflict of Interest Training Course

This document describes the conflict of interest training that is offered by the university.

Online Conflict of Interest Training Access

Effective August 24, 2012, the University of Wisconsin-Madison Conflict of Interest Policy requires all investigators engaged in federally funded and/or human subjects research to receive training in financial conflict of interest. This conflict of interest training must be completed every four years. The training is offered through Learn@UW.

Sub-recipient investigators on a UW-Madison PHS award must also take UW-Madison COI training if the sub-recipient has agreed to comply with UW-Madison COI policy. Sub-recipient investigators who must take UW-Madison training must obtain a UW-Madison NetID to access the training. To obtain your NetID, complete the NetID Request form.

Instructions for COI Training Access and Completion

Training Access: Instructions for self-registration

  • Please login to Learn@UW using your UW-Madison NetID.
  • Click on the Self Registration link in the upper right corner beneath the picture.
  • Please select course offering code cit_000_ongoing and click on course offering name:  INFO Course: Conflict of Interest Training
  • Once the next screen appears, please click Register.
  • After registering, you will see the Registration Form. Please fill out the form and click Submit.
  • On the registration confirmation page, click on the Finish button.

The registration summary will take you directly to the course or you may click on the link to the COI course.

Training Completion: Instructions for navigating and completing the training

  • Click on the Content Browser link, then click on Module 1: COI Overview to begin.
  • Please use the Next button in the upper right corner of the first page to advance the training.
  • Use the Next button to read through all five modules of the course until you get to the module page: Conflict of Interest Training: QUIZ.
  • Click on Start Quiz at the bottom of the page and answer the single quiz question (there is only one question in the quiz).
  • Complete the quiz and click Save, then click Submit.

The course is also viewable from the Learn@UW homepage.


If you have any questions or concerns, please email coiprogram@grad.wisc.edu or call 608-890-4728 or 608-890-1613.

Attention: Sub-recipients on a UW-Madison Public Health Service Funding Award

Sub-recipient investigators on a UW-Madison PHS award must also take UW-Madison COI training if the sub-recipient has agreed to comply with UW-Madison COI policy. Sub-recipient investigators who must take UW-Madison training must obtain a UW-Madison NetID to access the training.

To request a NetID, please follow these instructions:

  • Complete the NetID Request Form for special authorization to obtain a UW-Madison NetID.
  • Enter the following information:
    • First and Last name, and middle initial (For testing purposes, please reverse your name and enter your last name as your first, and your first name as your last. This will allow the COI Office to test creation of a netID.)
    • Gender
    • Date of birth
    • Email address
  • Click "Submit the Request."

The web form sends an automated email to the UW-Madison COI Office. The COI Office will verify that you are a subrecipient investigator on a UW-Madison grant. The COI Office then will check to see whether you already have a NetID. If you already have a NetID, the COI Office will contact you via email to let you know you have an existing NetID.

The COI Office will email you with a link and instructions for activating your NetID. The email will also include instructions for accessing the Outside Activities Report (OAR) system for required disclosure of outside financial interests and for accessing Learn@UW for COI training.

Once you activate your NetID, you can log into Learn@UW to take the COI Training and into the OAR system to submit your outside activities report.

If you have any questions or concerns, please email coiprogram@grad.wisc.edu or call 608-890-4728 or 608-890-1613.




Keywords: COI, online training, conflict of interest, training course   Doc ID: 32986
Owner: KELLY U.Group: Graduate School Admin
Created: 2013-08-26 13:47 CDTUpdated: 2014-02-18 14:12 CDT
Sites: Graduate School Admin