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Required Training

In accordance with federal regulation, investigators on a PHS-supported grant or contract must receive training related to conflict of interest whenever the institution’s policy changes and every four years thereafter. In addition, training must be completed whenever the institution determines that an investigator is not in compliance with the university’s conflict of interest policy and/or has not adhered to the assigned management plan for a conflict of interest.

JHU institutional and divisional policies state that Covered parties must complete JHU conflict of interest training prior to engaging in research at Johns Hopkins and at least every four years. Training also must be completed when any of the following occur:

  • Johns Hopkins revises its policy on conflict of interest in research;
  • A covered party is new to Johns Hopkins; or
  • Johns Hopkins determines that a covered party is not in compliance with this policy or his/her assigned management plan

To access the JHU Conflict of Interest and Commitment course, go to My Learning: Log in using your JHED ID and password, and then search for the course titled “Conflict of Interest and Commitment.” You may also access it directly at this link.


View this prerecorded 2023 Brown Bag: Conflict of Interest and Commitment to learn more about the Homewood JHU team, federal regulations, institutional and divisional policy, and the basics of disclosing. The JHU institutional and divisional policies describe disclosure requirements for faculty and investigators, as well as and the review, management and reporting of financial conflicts of interest.

Additional Resources

Federal Regulations