Financial Interest Disclosure Training

Who needs training:

Training is required for all those involved in the design, conduct, or reporting of BMC research or PHS-funded BU research.

When to train:

Once every four years while engaged in BMC research  or PHS-funded BU research.

Where to train:

The training is hosted on Blackboard, and all those who take it must be enrolled in the Blackboard course first. An invitation to the Financial Interest Disclosure Training for investigators will be sent directly from the conflict of interest unit to the researcher after the disclosure form is received. If you already have a BU ID, and have registered for Blackboard at, you may be able to access the training without invitation. Search for “Financial Interest Disclosure Training” after navigating to A score of 80 is required to pass and you have an unlimited number of tries to achieve that score.

Where to check your score:

View the Training Status Chart of all individuals who have completed BU/BMC’s Financial Interest Disclosure Training as of June 29, 2015.  (updated weekly)

For All BMC Research and PHS-Funded Research at BU

COI Policy Training for Investigators

Training is required (once every four years) and hosted at Blackboard Learn. A score of 80 is required to pass.

Audience: For all BMC research and PHS-funded research at BU

Teaching Medium: Online. You can view the slides from the training: COI Policy Training for Investigators.

You can enroll yourself in the training course in order to take it. See “Prerequisite” below.

Prerequisite: (1) If you do not have access to Blackboard Learn, go here to get one; (2) Then, go to Blackboard Learn; and (3) Navigate to the Financial Interest Disclosure Training module (a) by clicking on this link – 00cwr_efindtraining, or, (b) by searching for it by name (Financial Interest Disclosure Training) or course ID (00cwr_efindtraining).


For Non-PHS-Funded Research on the Charles River Campus Only

Training is not required.