Investigators engaged in research must report details of any significant financial interest held by the Investigator and family members (defined as spouse and dependent children) related to the Investigator's institutional responsibilities. Investigators are defined as individuals with responsibility for the design, conduct or reporting of research. Mount Sinai Beth Israel Investigators use the web-based COI-SMART system to submit these reports. A disclosure statement must be submitted via COI-SMART before engaging in research, re-submitted annually and updated within thirty days if relevant circumstances change.
Investigators initially access the system when they receive an email from the COI-SMART system. That email includes a link that brings them to a login screen. The first time they access the system they will be asked for a user name, which is the same as their CHP Outlook email address, and they will be asked to set a unique password. They will then be brought to an announcement screen, which will introduce them to the COI-SMART system. To complete the questionnaire, respondents proceed through a series of screens to answer questions. Investigators should be prepared to give other identifying information for their current research such as IRB number(s), as well as to specify significant financial interests. Investigators who need assistance with this system should contact OGARA@chpnet.org.
Principal Investigators must include a fully completed and signed MSBI Principal Investigator Certification form with an initial or renewing Institutional Review Board application or other grant or contract submission. This two-part form functions as follows:
For assistance or inquiries regarding the forms or conflict of interest compliance status of Investigators, please contact the Grants Manager or email OGARA@chpnet.org.
Principal Investigators use the Addendum – Add Investigators to PI Certification form to declare the names of Investigators added to their project’s roster subsequent to submission of a complete MSBI Principal Investigator Certification form. The Addendum-Add Investigators to PI Certification form should show only newly added Investigators as described above. There is no need to repeat Investigator data already submitted.
For assistance or inquiries regarding the forms or conflict of interest disclosure status and training status of Investigators, please contact the Grant Manager or email OGARA@chpnet.org.
Submit completed forms to OGARA@chpnet.org.