Office of Research Administration

Institutional Review Board

Training and Conflict of Interest (COI) Disclosure Requirements

For training and COI disclosure requirements, please refer to "IRB Training Requirements of Investigators and Key Personnel; and Conflict of Interest (COI) Requirements for 'Investigators for the Purposes of COI'"

For more information, contact the SUNY DMC IRB at 718-613-8480.  For verification of training or COI submissions of Downstate employees, please contact Nakih Gonzales at 718-270-4372 or

Instructions for COI Disclosures NYC Health +Hospitals/Kings County investigators:

Employees of NYC Health +Hospitals/Kings County must e-mail a copy of their completed COI Disclosure Form to Dr. Imah Jones at  Be sure to include the name of the study and indicate the research is being reviewed by the SUNY Downstate IRB.  Dr. Jones will return the determination to the investigator making the request.  Once the (COI) determination document (e.g. adjudication letter) is issued by NYC H+H COI Committee, please add the document in the IRB submission package in IRBNet.  If a management plan is needed for a Significant Financial Interest, the NYC H+H COI Committee will develop a Management Plan to be shared with the SUNY Downstate IRB and the SUNY Downstate Conflict of Interest Committee.

The conflict of interest (COI) determination document (e.g. adjudication letter) from NYC H+H should include:

  • Name of the investigator
  • Name of the study
  • A statement that the institution is in compliance with federal regulations, effective August 24, 2012, for researchers who are applying for or have received research funding from the Public Health Service (PHS).
  • A statement about whether or not there are any Significant Financial Interests (SFI).

If there are any SFI’s, please provide a COI management plan approved by their employer.

For any additional information on the Kings County Hospital Center (KCHC) process please contact one of the following KCHC Facility Research Coordinators: