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Some grant proposals require specific plans addressing training in the Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) for participating researchers. While each funding agency's recommended or required RCR content may vary, in general an RCR training plan should address the following research ethics topics:


  1. conflict of interest – personal, professional, and financial
  2. policies regarding human subjects, live vertebrate animal subjects in research, and safe laboratory practices (for relevant research disciplines)
  3. mentor/mentee responsibilities and relationships
  4. collaborative research including collaborations with industry
  5. peer review
  6. data acquisition and laboratory tools; management, sharing and ownership
  7. research misconduct and policies for handling misconduct
  8. responsible authorship and publication
  9. the scientist as a responsible member of society, contemporary ethical issues in biomedical research, and the environmental and societal impacts of scientific research



Browse the sections below for information regarding NIH and NSF RCR requirements and RCR training opportunities on campus.



If you'd like to have your existing RCR efforts included on this site, please contact Strategic Research Initiatives.