Policies

RCR training is vital to the University’s mission to ensure that students are prepared with the necessary knowledge and skills to conduct work professionally and with integrity.  The University’s RCR policies are:  

Students and Postdoctoral Fellows

Students and trainees performing research are required at minimum to complete the CITI RCR module. Additional training may be required for summer research and/or graduate students.

NIH Guidelines for Instruction in RCR

Investigators and trainees of specific NIH grant awards must receive instruction in the responsible conduct of research. Designated NIH training grant applications must include a description of the plan to provide trainees with formal and informal instruction on scientific integrity and ethical principles in research. Plans for RCR instruction must address the subject matter, format, degree of faculty participation, trainee attendance, and the frequency of instruction.

For purposes of proposal development, template language has been created for use in outlining RCR training on campus.