Training Requirements & Opportunities

Required Ethics and Compliance Training: The UC Office of the President requires all University employees to complete one of the following modules every two years, depending on their responsibilities:

  • Researchers: Ethics and Compliance Briefing for Researchers (ECBR) module; OR
  • Non-researchers: Ethics and Compliance Briefing (ECB) module.

UC Ethics and Compliance Briefing for Researchers (ECBR)


The required ECBR training promotes awareness of the UC Statement of Ethical Values and Standards of Ethical Conduct and conveys important information about the UC disclosure requirements that apply to all employees and the specific disclosure requirements for researchers who accept extramural research funds.

The briefing also covers the following topic areas: Export Control, NSF Current & Pending Support, NIH Other Support and Foreign Component disclosures, UC Conflict of Commitment, and the Whistleblower and Whistleblower Protection Policies. 

Sponsor Requirements 
The ECBR module satisfies the COI training requirement for investigators imposed by Public Health Service (PHS) agencies including the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and other entities that adopt PHS requirements. 

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UC Ethics and Compliance Briefing (ECB)

Training Requirements

Non-research employees of the University of California (UC) are required to complete the UC Ethics and Compliance Briefing, or ECB (the full title of the module in the UC Learning Center is “General Compliance Briefing: UC Ethical Values and Conduct”).


The ECB training must be completed every two years.


This briefing is designed to raise continued awareness of the University of California Statement of Ethical Values and Standards of Ethical Conduct, and to convey University employment obligations with respect to ethical and compliant behavior.

Completion Time

The ECB training takes approximately 30 – 60 minutes to complete.

How to Complete ECB Training

  • You can access the course via the UC Learning Center:
  1. Login to the UC Learning Center at: with your MyAccess credentials.
  2. Click the "Required" Training button.
  3. Click "Start" to launch the training.
  4. If the module does not appear in your Required Training area, you can search for it by name under “Find a Course.” Try searching for “General Compliance Briefing.”
  • We recommended that you complete the ECB training in one sitting.
    1. If you need to exit and return to the ECB module, the program will remember where you left off.
    2. To verify your training completion date, click this link or login to the UC Learning Center as instructed above, and click “Transcript & Certificates.”
  • Supported internet browsers include Chrome, Edge, Firefox, and Safari.
  • Please contact the Office of Ethics and Compliance at [email protected] with questions.

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If you were erroneously assigned to complete ECBR or ECB because you already fulfilled your training requirement within the past two years, or because you are not a UCSF employee or academic appointee (e.g., volunteer), please complete this brief support form to correct your training assignment: