Conflict of Interest

Kennesaw State University complies with federal regulations ensuring that sponsored activities will not be compromised by investigators’ financial interests that could be reasonably expected toConflict of Interest bias the design, conduct, or reporting of the research. In accordance with these regulations, the University has the responsibility to disclose, manage, reduce, or eliminate any actual or potential conflicts of interest that may be presented by a financial interest of an investigator.

As part of our conflict of interest policy, we require that faculty with outside support for their research and a COI reporting requirement complete training. Our training is available through CITI, and is valid for 4 years. Please see the instructions below to add the COI course to your CITI profile.

COI CITI Instructions on Course Selection (PDF)

Federal government policy on disclosure of financial conflict of interest differs among the various agencies. To meet the different requirements, two policies are currently in use. Select and follow the appropriate path.

NSF COI Policy

Click here to view KSU's policy and forms for the National Science Foundation (NSF).

PHS and NIJ FCOI Policy

Click here for KSU's policies and forms for the following Public Health Services (PHS) agencies and for the National Institute for Justice (NIJ):