​​​​DePaul policy requires Investigators who are applying for or accepting federal funding from the Public Health Service (PHS) to complete training on their responsibilities regarding disclosure of significant financial interests. This training must be completed before engaging in research related to any PHS-funded grant. The term “Investigator” includes the project director or principal investigator and any other person who is responsible for the design, conduct, or reporting of research funded by the PHS.

DePaul Investigators fulfill this requirement when completing the University’s Federal Grants Management Training Program, which is a prerequisite for the setup of a new federal grant account. This page has been created for Investigators on DePaul PHS-funded research projects who:

  • Are being retained as private consultants


  • Will be supported via a subaward to an organization that is not compliant with the PHS regulations on Promoting Objectivity in Research (42 CFR Part 50, Subpart F).

If you fall into one of these two categories, please

  • Complete the web-based training by right-clicking on the following link, and opening in a new browser window.

Conflicts of Interest in Public Health Service-Funded Research

  •  When finished, be sure to submit the information requested when you click on the final slide.
  • Let the ORS staff member who contacted you about the training requirement know that you have completed the training.