Human Subjects/Conflict of Interest/HIPAA Training

Human Subjects, Conflict of Interest and HIPAA training is required of all research personnel. Training is valid for four years. Conflict of Interest also includes an annual disclosure of financial interests. Below is information about the training/disclosure and links to the training.

Human Subjects Training

Human subjects training is required for all research personnel. This involves completion of the University of Arizona human subjects component of the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) online training program.

  • Training can be obtained at www.citiprogram.org

    Complete the CITI Basic Course for Social and Behavioral Investigators or for Biomedical Investigators depending on the focus of your research
  • Training is valid for four years
  • After four years, complete the CITI Refresher Course
  • If CITI human subjects training completed at another institution
    • Add the University of Arizona as a Learner Institution
    • Complete modules specific to the University of Arizona

Conflict of Interest in Research Training and Disclosure

The University of Arizona Conflict of Interest (COI) in Research policy applies to all UA research investigators and applies specific requirements to PHS funded investigators. An Investigator is any person who is responsible for the design, conduct or reporting of research performed as part of the University. 

  • Requirements include:
    • Conflict of Interest Training
    • Disclosure of Significant Financial Interests

Conflict of Interest Training

Disclosure of Significant Financial Interests

For questions, please contact the University of Arizona Conflict of Interest office: coi@email.arizona.edu or (520) 626-8266.

HIPAA Training

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) and all regulations promulgated thereunder, regulate the protection of private health information for individuals. These rules and regulations set standards for the uses and disclosures of all protected health information (PHI) obtained from a covered entity or a business associate of a covered entity. As practitioners and researchers, understanding the rules and consequence of any breach in confidentially is essential.