Principal Investigators must include a fully completed and signed Principal Investigator Certification form with an initial or renewing Institutional Review Board or IACUC application or other grant or contract submission. By the PI's electronic signature on the Principal Investigator Certification form, the PI attests to the following:

  1. All Investigators for the project being submitted have been identified and listed;
  2. All Investigators have submitted annual and/or updated Disclosure of Significant Financial Interests either via the web-based COI-SMART system once the system is activated (date to be announced) or by completing the Disclosure of Significant Financial Interests form available on this website and submitting via e-mail to the Office of Grants and Research Administration at the Investigator's primary site. If an Investigator has not previously submitted an annual Disclosure of Significant Financial Interests, or has a new significant financial interest, an updated Disclosure of Significant Financial Interest form must be attached and submitted with the Principal Investigator Certification form;
  3. All named Investigators have completed conflict-of-interest training either via the on-line CITI system, or via the NIH on-line tutorial. Investigators must document training using the NIH tutorial by submitting the NIH Certificate of Completion by e-mail to the Office of Grants and Research Administration at the Investigator's primary site. If an Investigator has not previously submitted documentation of conflict-of-interest training, it must be attached and submitted with the Principal Investigator Certification form. No document attachment is required for Investigators who complete training via the CITI system;
  4. The PI has reviewed with each Investigator whether any significant financial interest represents a real or potential conflict of interest for a submitted project, and has indicated this status on the Principal Investigator Certification form.

For assistance with inquiries regarding the conflict of interest disclosure status and training status of Investigators, please contact the Grants Manager or other individuals named on the "Contacts" page for either Mount Sinai Beth Israel or Mount Sinai St. Luke's Roosevelt.

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