PHS Funded (Including Adopted Organizations)

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

Please see the list of organizations that require compliance with PHS regulations. This list of PHS agencies is taken from the U.S. DHHS Organizational Chart and UCOP. 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 (RCI).

Requirements Include:

Disclosure Assistance & Tips:

  • Introduction to 2011 Amended PHS COI Regulations
  • NIH’s Frequently Asked Questions
    Responsibility of Applicants for Promoting Objectivity in Research for which PHS Funding is Sought (42 CFR Part 50 Subpart F) applicable to grants and cooperative agreements
  • List of Covered Entities for PHS COI Rule (01-25-2021)

PHS Training:

The COIR (Conflict of Interest for Researchers Briefing) training was replaced in November 2021 with the module “UC Ethics and Compliance Briefing for Researchers.” Any investigator who completes the Briefing will fulfill the NIH (PHS) mandatory training requirement, which is required every 4 years.

Access to Mandatory Training for PHS Researchers:

Log in to the UC Learning Center using your UCD LoginID and Kerberos password.

  • Search for keywords “Compliance Briefing” in the UC Learning Center search bar at the top of your screen.
  • Select the “UC Ethics and Compliance Briefing for Researchers” module, and click “Start.” The online course will then launch.

Students and Affiliates: You will need to contact SDPS ([email protected]) to create an LMS user account to access the PHS-COI or COIR training module.

Training Document for Subrecipients (PDF) (*to be used by Subrecipients only):

Electronic Conflict of Interest (eCOI) System:

This system is used for submitting your conflict of interest forms (700-U, Form 800, PHS Form) online.


Need Help Getting Started? PHS Quick Start Guide (Version 4.01.2020)