Conflict of Interest (COI) training must be completed by individuals who receive funding from a Public Health Service (PHS) awarding agency  , a Department of Energy (DOE) awarding agency, and/or those who have a management plan. Currently, UNL is using the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) website to meet this regulatory requirement. Conflict of Interest training must be completed at least every four years and before grant funding will be released by the UNL Office of Sponsored Programs.

To ensure ease of CITI training registration, first identify whether you are a new user or you are already a registered user.  The process of selecting your course will be different based on your current status.

Upon navigating to the website, please be aware that UNL does not subscribe to the use of Single Sign On (SSO).  Usernames and passwords are chosen by the user.

New user registration and course selection instructions

  1. Create your user account through the CITI website (


    • You will be requested to complete a series of questions or provide information specific to your UNL affiliation. Here are just a few tips to ensure a smooth account set-up:
      • UNL is listed by the full name under the “Participating Institutions” heading. Please select “University of Nebraska – Lincoln.”
      • This training does NOT require payment from the trainee/user if you are completing this training for UNL purposes only. In other words, we do not require CME/CEU credits or registration as an Independent Learner.  If this is selected as an option, this is the responsibility of the user to pay for any fees assessed.
      • The email address you enter does not have to be your UNL email address but it should be one that is used frequently so that you do not miss important reminders to refresh your training. Most UNL users will enter their email associated with their Blackboard/Canvas account.
      • Page 6 of the registration form will ask you to provide your institutional email address. Please feel free to use the same email address as before.
  2. Select the “Conflict of Interest (COI)” course on page 7 of the registration process.
    • More than one selection can be made when signing up through the new user registration process. If you have selected more than one course and it pertains to human subjects protections or Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR), please refer to the human subjects training instructions or RCR training instructions page for further guidance.citi1

Registered user and course selection instructions

All users

Beginning and Completing a course

NuRamp training updates

Research Administration Essentials

The Office of Research and Economic Development offers informal training sessions on filling out the COI/COC Disclosure via NuRamp throughout the year, including during the Research Administration Essentials series.