DOE Financial Disclosure Training Requirement


All Investigators are required to take DOE-compliant training prior to engaging in research projects wholly or in part funded under DOE financial assistance awards for all new awards and at least every four years while engaging in DOE-funded research. Training is also required immediately if an Investigator is new to the institution, if the UC policies change in a way that affects Investigator requirements, or if UC finds that an Investigator is noncompliant with any policy or management plan. The training requirement must be met as follows:

  • UC Ethics and Compliance Briefing for Researchers (ECBR) is available for UC Berkeley researchers with a Calnet ID through the UC Learning Center. Note that all UC extramurally funded researchers must complete this ECBR training (whether or not they have also completed other DOE-specific training) to satisfy Regentally mandated COI training.
    • Go to the UC Learning Center, login with your Calnet ID, and search for UC Ethics and Compliance Briefing for Researchers.
    • Go through the training slides to complete the course.
    • After you have completed the training, you will receive a certification email. Keep this email for your records.
  • Additional training to augment but not substitute for ECBR training is available through CITI.

Related information