Individuals (who meet the definition of an investigator) must complete required Financial Conflict of Interest (FCOI) training before engaging in sponsored research. New investigators must complete this training as part of the onboarding process. For information about the onboarding process, contact Research HR.

Complete FCOI Training at Seattle Children's

Seattle Children's Research Institute offers a self-directed online FCOI course, "Financial Conflict of Interest in Research," through the Learning Center (Seattle Children’s network only), our online training center that is available to all workforce members who have already acquired Seattle Children's network access. The course takes approximately 30 minutes to complete and is required at least once every four years. Both the course and its assessment must be completed in order to receive credit for the course.

Complete FCOI Training at UW or FHCRC

Seattle Children's and the University of Washington (UW) accept each other's FCOI training. Seattle Children's also accepts FCOI training completed at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (FHCRC). If you recently completed FCOI training at either UW or FHCRC, you do not need to complete Seattle Children's FCOI training. If this is the case, however, please:

  1. Read Seattle Children's revised FCOI policy (ORC-003) (PDF).
  2. Notify the Office of Research Compliance regarding which training you took (UW or FHCRC), and attest to having read and understood Children's FCOI policy.