Financial Conflict of Interest Training

Online training for Conflict of Interest meets PHS Financial Conflict of Interest training requirements and is offered through the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) Program. This training is mandatory for all K-State personnel involved in PHS funded research.

Compliance training must be updated every four years or immediately if an institution revises its FCOI policy that affects requirements of investigators, an investigator is new to an institution, or an investigator is not in compliance with the policy or management plan. Check CITI training due dates through your CITI account, or verify pre-CITI training by calling or emailing our office. Pre-CITI training is honored until expiration.

How to complete CITI training:


New Users

  1. Click "Register" in the top right-hand corner of the screen.
  2. Select "Kansas State University" for your Organization Affiliation.
  3. Enter your name and email address. Use your K-state email as your primary email address. Enter a secondary email address.
  4. Create your username and password (not case sensitive), then enter optional demographic information.
  5. CITI offers an option for learners to receive Continuing Education credits for a fee. If you are interested in paying for CE credits, select yes when asked, otherwise, select no.
  6. After completing all requested information on the next page (contact information, research role, eID, etc.), you will arrive at a page that asks about research activities.
  7. Answer Question 15: Conflicts of Interest (COI)
  8. Checking this box will automatically enter you into the COI course.
  9. When you click "Submit" you will be brought to your "Main Menu" which will contain your required courses under "Kansas State University Courses."
  10. Complete all required modules. Prior to each course, CITI will prompt you to answer whether you’d like to complete a pre-course assessment (optional), and an Integrity Assurance Statement (required).

If you prefer a visual demonstration of these instructions, see CITI’s instructions for New Learner Account Registration.

Previous users (at Kansas State University)

If you have previously been enrolled in CITI at Kansas State University, use the following instructions:

  1. Login with your username and password.
  2. On the main page, under the header "Institutional Courses," click on the blue box labeled "View Courses."
  3. If you need to add a new course to complete:
    1. Scroll to the bottom of the page and select "Add a Course."
    2. Go to Question 15 and check “Yes” for Conflicts of Interest (COI) and hit "Submit" at the bottom.
    3. Once you are routed back to your main page, scroll down to the section titled "Courses Ready to Begin," select your course, and click the blue box labeled "Start Now."
  4. If you need to renew a course that is expired:
    1. Scroll down to the section on our main page labeled "Courses Ready to Begin."
  5. Find the course that you need to take and click on the blue box labeled "Start Now."

Previous users (at a different institution)

If you have accessed CITI in "demo" mode, or have previously used CITI at another institution, use the following instructions:

  1. Login with your username and password.
  2. Once you reach your "Main Menu," select, "Click here to affiliate with another institution," then choose "Kansas State University" for your Organization Affiliation.
  3. Follow steps 6 through 11 above.

If you have any questions about how to add a course or find a course to take, please feel free to call our office at 532-3224.