Mandatory Training for Members of the UC Davis Research Community Conducting Sponsored Research – Office of Research

The UC Ethics and Compliance Briefing for Researchers (ECBR) course is intended for all extramurally funded UC researchers, including faculty, staff, and postdoctoral scholars. The course was developed by the UC Office of Ethics, Compliance and Audit Services at UCOP to raise awareness of the University of California Statement of Ethical Values and Standards of Ethical Conduct and to convey important information about conflict of interest (COI) regulations when accepting extramural research funds.

This training replaces the previous version called “Compliance & Conflict of Interest for Researchers Briefing (COIR)” and satisfies two mandatory training requirements:

  • Ethics and Compliance Briefing, required for all UC employees including faculty and staff.
  • Public Health Service (PHS) Financial Conflict of Interest (FCOI) training, required of all researchers with grants from a federal funding agency that has adopted PHS FCOI requirements.

It also addresses other federal funding agency requirements and research security topics.

The online course is available through the UC Learning Center and is estimated to take 30-60 minutes to complete. Employees assigned to this course are exempt from the General Briefing training requirement.  Extramurally funded researchers must complete the Briefing within 90 days of assignment and every two years thereafter.

To complete the ECBR course, navigate to, select UC Davis and login.  Once logged in, enter Ethics Briefing in the Search Learning tab in the top navigation panel and select “UC Ethics Compliance Briefing for Researchers” to launch the online module.