Conflict of Interest (COI) FAQs
Accessing the COI System
How do I access the Cayuse Outside Interests (COI) site?
- Open a browser and type https://nyu.app.cayuse.com in the address bar. OR
- Log in to NYU Home access the “WORK” tab and under “Administrative Systems” select “Conflict of Interest”.
How do I log in to Cayuse Outside Interests?
You will use the same Single Sign On usename and password for NYU. When you log in you will see the Cayuse Platform Home page. If you have any issues logging into Cayuse Outside Interests contact email@example.com.
Who do I contact if I'm having trouble accessing the Cayuse Outside Interests system? E.g. I'm receiving an error message.
Email eResearch.firstname.lastname@example.org with a detailed explanation of the error message and provide screen shots whenever possible.
Who do I contact if I'm have technical issues with the Cayuse Outside Interests system?
Email eResearch.email@example.com with a detailed explanation of the error and provide screen shots whenever possible.
Where do I find the policy? What part of the policy specifically addresses sponsored programs?
- View the Policy on Academic Conflict of Interest and Conflict of Commitment.
- View the Addendum on Conflicts of Interest in Research and Other Sponsored Projects.
- View May 23, 2014 memo (PDF) re: implementation of COI system.
How do I make changes to my certification?
Refer to the Adhoc Updates User Guide for more information.
To update your certifications go to the dashboard profile in Cayuse COI (Outside Interests). You can log in from the email you receive from Cayuse Outside Interests or log in directly to the dashboard profile to submit a certification.
How does a User (NYU WSQ employee) create a Research Certification?
Research certifications are automatically created based on a proposal submission via Cayuse SP. Research certifications are now automated via Cayuse Outside Interests.
I am a Department Administrator and I am not able to see my PI's certifications. What should I do?
You will be able to view the status of your PI's disclosures by accessing the relevant Cayuse SP record. Access to the COI system is no longer required.
Should a PI or Department Administrator upload to the SP record screen shots of the annual and research disclosure associated with the specific sponsored project as verification that the process was completed in the NYU COI system?
Does NIH interpret the terms "spouse" and "marriage" to include legally-recognized, same-sex spouses/marriages?
Yes. All NIH grant programs and research and development (R&D) contract programs now interpret the terms "spouse" and “marriage” to include same-sex spouses/marriages. Under this policy, a same-sex relationship between two individuals is recognized as a marriage if (1) the state or other jurisdiction, whether foreign or domestic, where the couple was married recognizes the marriage under its laws or (2) the state or other jurisdiction where the couple currently resides recognizes the relationship as a legally valid marriage.
The COI system asks for the date I took the training course. I am not sure what training this refers to and doubt I remember the date. What is the best way for me to answer this question?
This question refers to the Conflict of Interest training provided by CITI. You can sign into the system at https://www.citiprogram.org and verify your information. Please enter that date in the COI system to complete the Research Initiated Disclosure. Refer to the Conflict of Interest Required Training page.