Form 700U Introduction

Development and Training System (DTS) Instructions

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Form 700U completion steps: Read page, close this window, submit paperwork

Form 700-U Compliance Notice

If you are a principal investigator [having fudiciary or directorship duties] on a grant or contract, your position is designated, under the California State University's conflict of interest code, as one that requires you to file a Statement of Economic Interests – Form 700-U and complete related training.

Form 700-U

  1. Initial awards: The CSU Form 700-U for Principal Investigators is completed during the proposal phase of an award and must be on file with the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (RESP) at 25MST 103, campus zip 0870, prior to “accepting” an award.
    1. Reporting Period: For "initial" statements, before the final acceptance of the contract, grant, or gift, the filer must report investments in and business positions with the sponsor as of the date that the award is made, and income and gifts received from the sponsor within the 12 months prior to the date that the award is made.
  2. Renewed awards: The CSU Form 700-U for Principal Investigators is also completed for award renewals (defined as extended term and additional funding).  The completed Form 700U is obtained by RESP.
    1. Reporting Period: For "interim" statements, the filer must submit a statement within 30 days after the contract, grant, or gift is renewed that discloses reportable investments, income and business positions that the filer held or received during the period between the date the initial statement was filed and the date the project contract, grant, or gift was renewed.

Online Training

If you have not already completed the CSU Ethics training online, you will be emailed a training notice. The notice will link you to the campus Development and Training System (DTS) to complete “CSU Conflicts of Interest” web-based training.  Login in using your campus portal ID and password.  You will likely see you are assigned a Learning Track.  When you click on the link, it will display the courses you are assigned.  Information regarding Compliance Training related to the Form 700-U process is available online.

When you complete the training, print out the certificate of completion and forward it to the Research Foundation (RF HR).  They will file it on the RF COI binder.

The training system will automatically remind you to complete this training every two years.

When the Research Foundation (RF HR) determines you no longer have an active award from a non-governmental sponsor, RF HR will un-assign you the related online training.


A complete list of resources is available online, which include:

  1. Instructions for Completing Form 700 U 2017-2018
  2. CSU Disclosure Categories - Rev. 10-2017
  3. CSU Form 700-U for Principal Investigators - use through December 31, 2015
  4. FPPC Reference Pamphlet for 2017-2018 (PDF)
  5. FPPC FAQ: Form 700 Disclosure (also includes Gift Disclosure FAQ) (PDF)
  6. FPPC State Gift Fact Sheet: Limitations and Restrictions on Gifts, Honoraria, Travel and Loans (PDF)

If you have a question regarding specific situations, please call the California’s Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) toll-free at 866-275-3772 or visit their Website at

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