Research Compliance

On this page, you will find helpful information pertaining to the University’s requirements for PI's/ Program Directors that are engaged in research and/or sponsored program activities.

Prior to proposal submission, PI's/Project Directors MUST submit the following documents to OGRA.
There are no exceptions to these mandates and your proposal is incomplete without submission of these documents to our office.
Step 1:

  • Completion of the Significant Financial Disclousre (SFI) Form
  • As of August 24, 2012 SFI forms must be completed and submitted to OGRA for all CUNY researchers that apply for funding. This also applies to any college staff that apply for external funding.
  • Click here for most up to date PHS and nonPHS form.
  • Where to submit your SFI form and how often?
  • Tip: If your grant is funded by a federal, state or city agency, submit the PHS form.
  • Tip: If your grant is funded by a foundation, CUNY corporation or non-profit entity, submit the non-PHS form.
Step 2:
  • Submit your certificate in the Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) training.
  • As of August 1, 2012 all CUNY faculty members, postdoctoral researchers, graduate and undergraduate students involved in research related activities will be required to complete the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) Responsible Conduct of Research training module prior to conducting or participating in research-related activities.  The RCR training certificate is valid for four (4) years and after expiration, you are required to retake the RCR "refresher" training course.  
  • Click here for  the RCR CITI Instructions.
Step 3:
  • Submit your certificate in the Protection of Human Subjects (HRPP) training.
  • Click here for the HRPP CITI Instructions.
  • Only submit this to our office If your project will involve research with human subjects.
Step 4:
  • Submit your certificate in the Conflict of Interest (COI) training.
  • Click here for COI CITI Instructions.
Step 5:

For specific questions regarding any of the above noted compliance topics, please reach out to the individuals listed below:

Human Research Protections Program (HRPP)
Campus HRPP Coordinator:
Professor Antonios Varelas, Behavioral and Social Sciences

College Conflict Officer (CCO), Council of Administrators for Research Successs (CARS) member and Point Person for Research Agreements:
Andrea Fabrizio, PhD
Associate Dean, Office of Academic Affairs (OAA)

Research Integrity Officer (RIO) and Export Control Administrator (ECA):
Professor Yoel Rodriguez, Natural Sciences
Please review CUNY’s policy regarding Export Control here

CUNY's Conflict of Interest Policy
Training in the Responsible Conduct of Research Memo