Effective Friday, December 16, 2016, UFIRST will assist in enforcing the 4 year training renewal requirement for all sponsors that apply the PHS Conflict of Interest (COI) requirements (see list at: http://research.ufl.edu/faculty-and-staff/research-compliance/conflict-of-interest-and-outside-activities/list-of-organizations-that-require-compliance-with-phs-regulations.html).


Prior to the department being able to finalize entry in UFIRST for any award or modification with a sponsor applying these regulations, UFIRST will validate that all key personnel have completed the DSR810 course within the last four years.  If the training has not been completed or was completed more than 4 years ago, UFIRST will provide an error and not transition the award to DSP to finalize with C&G. 


You can assist key personnel by directing them to this link to register and complete the DSR 810 course. MyTraining requires that pop-ups are enabled and that you use a supported browser (Internet Explorer or Safari). The training takes about 20 minutes, has 15 slides and a short quiz at the end. 


Please contact [log in to unmask] if you have any questions.


Thank you,




Irene Cooke, DVM, PhD

Assistant Vice President for Research and Director of Research Compliance

460 Grinter Hall, PO Box 115500

University of Florida

Gainesville, FL 32611-5500


Phone: (352) 392-9174