All researchers who propose or conduct research sponsored by the Department of Health and Human Services (NIH, CDC, HRSA) must complete an HHS-required training at least once every four years regarding conflicts of interest in research. USC offers online training on the requirements of federal regulations and USC policy, as well as on diSClose, USC’s online disclosure system. Both the initial training requirement and the subsequent refresher training requirement must be completed in TrojanLearn. The training is titled, “HHS Conflict of Interest in Research”. As of July 1, 2021, the CITI training will no longer be accepted and all trainings (initial and refresher) must be completed in TrojanLearn. This should simplify administration of this training and make it easier for our faculty. Directions on how to complete the TrojanLearn training are below.
Online COI Training (TrojanLearn)
The USC HHS Conflict of Interest Training course is approximately 25 minutes in duration. It is customized to USC’s policy, focusing on the most critical issues. The course is available online via TrojanLearn: http://trojanlearn.usc.edu/.
At the end of the class, you will be presented with a short quiz in which you need to score 80% or higher to obtain completion credit.
How Do I Launch the Course?
Point your browser to the TrojanLearn portal (http://trojanlearn.usc.edu/) and log in using your USC netID and password (popups must be enabled to launch the course).
Click on the “Office of Compliance” link on the right side of the page.
Click on the “Register Now” button next to the HHS CONFLICTS OF INTEREST TRAINING course title. The class will be added to your Transcript.
Click the “Launch” button to begin the course.
Note: Once you click “Launch”, the course may take 1-2 minutes to load. Please ensure that you have a stable internet connection prior to launching the course. If your internet gets disconnected, your progress may not be saved.
Contact Information For Technical Assistance:
TrojanLearn Help Desk