Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR)

The NIH requires that all trainees, fellows, participants, and scholars receiving support through any NIH training, career development award (individual or institutional), research education grant, and dissertation research grant receive instruction in responsible conduct of research. For more details on this requirement see the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research NIH Update Overview. Below are two training options to comply with this requirement.

Institute of Clinical and Translational Science RCR Course

This course consists of a series of 1-hour face-to-face seminars on diverse topics pertaining to RCR. Topics will include: Conflicts of Interest, Human Subjects Protections, Animal Welfare, Research Misconduct, Mentor/Mentee Responsibilities and Relationships, Collaborative Research, Responsible Authorship and Publication, The Scientist as a Responsible Member of Society, Contemporary Ethical Issues in Biomedical Research, Environmental and Societal Impacts of Scientific Research, Data Management, Ownership, and Sharing. Learn more »

Ethical and Legal Issues in Clinical Research Course

The Master of Science in Clinical Investigation program offers a semester long for credit course on the Ethical and Legal Issues in Clinical Research as part of the degree program. The course is also available to open enrollment students. Current tuition rates apply. Learn more »


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