Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR)
Responsible conduct of research is defined as the practice of scientific investigation with integrity. It involves the awareness and application of established professional norms and ethical principles in the performance of all activities related to scientific research. NIH Notice Number NOT-OD-10-019, 11-2009
The Office of Research Compliance monitors responsible conduct in research matters. Note that some federal grant programs, in particular the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH), require RCR training.
Web-based RCR training modules are available through the CITI training site.
- NSF RCR Training Requirements and Verification [Word]
- Training in Responsible Conduct of Research – A Reminder of the NSF Requirement
- Resources for Responsible Conduct of Research
- NSF Data Management and Sharing Requirements and Template [Word]
RCR presentations by the Office of Research Compliance are available upon request. Please contact the Office of Research Compliance, firstname.lastname@example.org, 740-593-0664.