Skip to Main Content.
Human Subjects site of Office of Research Support link to UT home link to Office of Research Support

The Office of Research Support (ORS) does not administer or oversee HOP policy 5-2011 or training related to the policy. ORS administers HOP policy 7-1210, “Promoting Objectivity in Research by Managing, Reducing or Eliminating Financial Conflicts of Interest” so if you conduct research and have:

  1. Not submitted a Financial Interest Disclosure (FID), you will need to complete mandatory training and file a FID. Instructions for completing these requirements are located at
  2. Previously submitted a FID, you are not required to complete additional training nor re-disclose the same information to comply with the UTS 180/HOP 5-2011 policy requirements.   However, you may have other responsibilities under that policy.

HOP policy 5-2011 QUESTIONS? Contact the Provost’s Office or call Mike Kerker, Associate Vice Provost at (512) 471-2694.

Mandatory Financial Conflict of Interest Training for University Researchers

The University of Texas at Austin Objectivity in Research (OIR) policy requires completion of Financial Conflict of Interest (FCOI) training by all individuals responsible for the design, conduct, or reporting of research at least every four years. The required FCOI training is offered online through the University Compliance Services Compliance Training System (CTS). FCOI training must be completed prior to submission of a Financial Interest Disclosure Form (FID).

NOTE: The training offered through University Compliance Services replaces the FCOI training previously administered through CITI. FCOI training completed through CITI is applicable for four years.

For answers to questions about FCOI training, please see the COI Training FAQs.

Instructions for Completing FCOI Training for University Researchers

Step 1:

Visit (Opens new window). You will be prompted to log in to UT Direct using your UT EID and password. You will then be directed to the University Compliance Training System.

Step 2:

Select “RC 410 Financial Conflict of Interest” from the Optional Modules Available list. You will then be directed to the training module site for “RC 410 Financial Conflict of Interest.”

(NOTE: RC 410 will NOT appear under Modules Needed. You must select it from the Optional Modules Available list.)

Step 3:

Select “View Presentation.” The training module will appear in the window.

Step 4:

Review the training slides and select the Certify Now button at the end to receive credit.

In addition to completing the FCOI training, you are also required to submit a financial interest disclosure (FID) form. Visit The Office of Research Support web site for more information regarding the FID submission process:

Non-University Researchers

If you are working on University research, but you are not a University affiliated faculty, student, or staff, please visit our Investigator and Collaborators webpage for training and disclosure requirements.


For questions regarding Conflict of Interest training requirements, contact:

Office of Research Support
(512) 232-2044