Training / COI

In order to conduct research at any Hartford HealthCare (HHC) institution, you must be up to date with the following:

  • Basic CITI
  • CITI Conflict of Interest (COI) training
  • Financial Conflict of Interest (FCOI) disclosure for research
  • Informed Consent Training (for studies involving informed consent)

New studies and continuations of existing studies will not be approved by the IRB until all personnel have completed Basic CITI and CITI COI training, as well as the FCOI disclosure form.


When Required

CITI Basic/Refresher Course - Human Subjects Research (Basic/Refresher)

Always Required; Every Three (3) years

CITI Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR)

Only if study has Federal Funding (NIH, NIMH, etc.)

CITI Good Clinical Practice (GCP)

Per sponsor; otherwise optional

CITI Conflict of Interest (COI)

Always Required; Every Four (4) years

Financial Conflict of Interest for Research Disclosure Form (FCOI)

Always required; Every year

Informed Consent Training

Required for anyone who will be administering informed consent, if they are new to conducting research at HHC

CITI Training - Basic

As part of our institutional goal of maintaining training within the research community and promoting an organizational culture that encourages integrity and compliance at Hartford HealthCare, the Human Research Protections Program (HRPP) has adopted the web-based modules within the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) for certification in Human Subject Protection (HSP). These web-based modules are available at
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CITI Conflict of Interest (COI)

The CITI Conflict of Interest (COI) course is a separate course from the Basic/Refresher Course. All HHC investigators must complete mandatory conflict of interest (COI) in research training every 4 years through the CITI Program.
COI Instructions

Financial Conflict of Interest (FCOI) in Research

It is Hartford HealthCare’s (HHC) policy to preserve the integrity and quality of research at HHC and to maintain public trust in our scientific endeavors by managing actual or perceived conflicts of interest in the conduct of research. Therefore, all significant financial interests in regards to an investigator’s institutional responsibilities need to be disclosed, reviewed and managed in accordance with the HHC Financial Conflict of Interest in Research Policy.
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We highly encourage everyone to PRINT your completion certificate when you finish the course, keep a copy for your personal records, and give a copy to any study coordinators that may be managing the regulatory aspects of your research activities. It is very time consuming for HRPP staff to provide copies and takes away from time attending to other aspects of protocol reviews.

Informed Consent Training

In an effort to ensure compliance with the consent process, the Institution is now requiring Informed Consent Training for all staff new to conducting research at HHC.  Pre-scheduled monthly trainings can be found here  Please RSVP to Pamela Johnson at or 860.972.0141

If you have a group of 5 or more that cannot attend any of these dates, please contact Pamela Johnson at least 3 weeks prior to when you would like the training to occur.

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