Training Options

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Amelia Acker, PhD (Associate Professor, School of Information) leading a session during the February 2023 2-Day RCR Workshop.

Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) or Responsible and Ethical Conduct of Research (RECR) training is primarily required for undergraduate students, graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, faculty, and other senior personnel who will be supported by the NSF and the NIH to conduct research. The details of the requirements will vary by the funding entity and the specifics of the grant. Below are the training options available to researchers.

RCR 1-Hour Talks allow you to work towards completing RCR/RECR requirements incrementally and at your own pace. Click the button below to view the Fall 2023 schedule, session descriptions, and registration details.

RCR 2-Day Workshops allow researchers to complete eight hours of RCR training in a relatively short period of time. Click the button below to view the Fall 2023 schedule and registration details.

Approved RCR Courses for Graduate Students

  • Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology – MOL 190C: Responsible conduct of research
  • Biomedical Engineering – BME 197E: Professional Responsibilities in Research Seminar
  • Microbiology – MOL 190C: Responsible conduct of research
  • Neuroscience – NEU 185D: Responsible Conduct of Science
  • Pharmacy – PGS 185D: Responsible Conduct of Science

The Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI Program) is designed to help researchers meet RCR/RECR training requirements established by federal funding agencies.

This Fall 2023, we are offering a Train-the-Trainer workshop for faculty members who want to discuss RCR topics with their students during lab or research team meetings, incorporate RCR content into an existing course, or have been assigned to teach RCR and would like some guidance on best practices. Please complete this form to learn more.

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