Education and Training

Offices CIRB Education and Training

Education and Training

​It is important for individuals working on sponsored programs to understand the regulations, policies, and processes governing financial conflicts of interests. The education and training materials available provide a basic background on conflicts of interest and the manner in which UAB identifies and manages them. If you have specific questions that these materials do not address, please contact us at (205) 975-9690 or

Required UAB COI Course

Effective August 24, 2012, all individuals responsible for the design, conduct, or reporting of research are required, by federal regulation and UAB Enterprise Policy, to complete training on conflicts of interest prior to engaging in research, charging effort to a federally-sponsored program, and every four (4) years thereafter. UAB's required training course is available through the UAB Faculty & Staff Learning Center.  The course is entitled "Financial Conflict of Interests in Research," and records of completion will be maintained and monitored within that system.

Supplementary COI Training

Contact the CIRB Office to schedule additional training or presentations regarding disclosure requirements.
Contact Molly Moran at 934-0693 to learn how to view your disclosed financial interests in the Integrated Research Administration Portal (IRAP) or go to the IRAP Training Page (Blazer ID and Password login required) to view the handbooks, tip sheets and videos that relate to the IRAP External Interests module.