PHS Funded (Adopted Agencies)

Under federal law and UC Davis Policy (per UC Davis PPM 230-07), if your research is sponsored by a PHS agency or an entity that has adopted the PHS rules, you must complete and submit the Online Disclosure and Online Training.

Please see the list of sponsors that require compliance for PHS Regulations. This list of PHS agencies is taken from the U.S. DHHS Organizational Chart. Because there may be changes, if the agency you are interested in is not on this list and you are unsure if it is a PHS agency, check with the Research Compliance & Integrity unit.

Requirements Include:

Disclosure Assistance & Tips:

Training Tips:

Access to Mandatory Training for PHS Researchers:Log in to the UC Learning Center using your UCD LoginID and Kerberos password.

  • Search for keyword “COI-PHS” or “COIR” in the UC Learning Center search bar on the left of your screen. (Please see below for which training course to take.)
  • Select the Conflict of Interest class, and click “Start.” The online course will then launch.

 Two required training modules in which COI is covered:

  • COIR (Conflict of Interest for Researchers Briefing), which was mandated by UCOP for all extramurally funded researchers every 2 years
  • COI-PHS Training (UC Conflict of Interest Training for Public Health Service Investigators) is required for all investigators who have responsibility in design, conduct and reporting of the PHS-funded research, every 4 years.

The COIR training was amended in 2012 to include the new PHS COI rules, therefore an investigator who takes the required COIR would not need to also take the COI-PHS training module. However, at this time taking the COI-PHS training module does not fulfill UCOP’s mandatory COIR Training for extramural funded researchers (the training modules are not the same).
Students and Affiliates: You will need to contact SDPS ( to create an LMS user account to access the PHS-COI or COIR training module.

For Questions Contact Research Compliance & Integrity: