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Dear Investigators,

Georgia State University will implement its revised Policy on Financial Disclosures in Sponsored Projects on August 24. The revised policy complies with the Public Health Service revised regulations on the "Responsibility of Applicants for Promoting Objectivity in Research for which PHS Funding is Sought."

To prepare for the new policy implementation, we are asking all investigators to complete training on financial conflicts of interest in research via the CITI module. The training is required by the regulations prior to expenditure of any research funds provided by the Public Health Service and must be repeated at least every four years. To access the training, all investigators should go to https://www.citiprogram.org and log in or, if a new CITI user, follow the "Register Here" link. Click "Add a course or update your learner groups." Answer, "Yes" to the question: "Would you like to take the Conflict of Interest course?" Click "Continue" then "Conflict of Interest" will appear under "My Courses." Be sure to complete all four modules.

At the time of training, and thereafter annually, all investigators need to complete a GSU Financial Disclosure Form. The form may be located at: http://www.gsu.edu/research/conflicts_of_interest.html. Forms are submitted to [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>. For each proposal submission to the Office of Sponsored Programs, investigators complete a Financial Disclosure Form or certify that the information has not changed from the annual disclosure. Proposals for funding will not be submitted until all investigators on the proposal have submitted a Financial Disclosure Form.

Policy requires all proposals for funding be submitted to OSP five (5) business days prior to the submission deadline. This lead time will be essential to meet the requirements of the new policy. Please plan submissions according to this deadline.

Training on implementation of the GSU Policy will be provided to Research Administrators July 24, 10:30 a.m. in 480/485 University Center. All research administrators should plan to attend this session.

Sincerely,

James A. Weyhenmeyer, Ph.D.
Vice President for Research and Economic Development




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