NIH-Specific Education Program

NIH Conflict of Interest Tutorial

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has developed an online tutorial regarding Conflict of Interest for anyone involved with an NIH-funded grant. This includes all Principal Investigators as well as faculty, staff, and students responsible for the management, design, conduct, or reporting of NIH-sponsored research. It is the responsibility of each Principal Investigator to ensure that the appropriate individuals who participate on their NIH-sponsored grants complete the tutorial. This tutorial requires approximately 15 minutes to complete.

Click here for instructions for accessing and completing the tutorial.

Once the tutorial has been completed, there is an option to print a certificate of completion. Please print the certificate and forward a copy to the Research and Compliance Education Coordinator, Dr. C.C. and Mabel L. Criss Health Sciences Complex I, Room 123. You may also email a copy of the certificate of completion to

If you have any problems accessing the tutorial, please contact the Research Compliance Education Office at 402-280-2680 or

For more information on these education and training requirements, read the Creighton University Financial Conflict of Interest Education and Training Guidance.

CITI Conflicts of Interest Course

Creighton University now requires all Investigators/Support Personnel to complete the CITI Conflicts of Interest course before beginning work on any research project or before submitting a PHS application. This education and training must be renewed every four years.

Click here for instructions on accessing and using the CITI Conflicts of Interest course.

If you have any problems accessing the CITI course, please contact the Research Compliance Education Office at 402-280-2680 or

Confidential Research Hotline (402-280-3200)

Research Personnel are expected to report any known or suspected noncompliant conduct related to research or sponsored program activities conducted and/or approved through Creighton University. The confidential Research Compliance Hotline (402-280-3200) is available for any individual who wishes to remain anonymous and/or has found other available reporting mechanisms to be ineffective. Research Personnel may also address their research compliance-related questions or concerns to Director of Research Compliance at 402-280-2511.

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