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Responsible Conduct of Research

Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) is expected of UTIA researchers and includes topics such as research misconduct, conflict of interest, ethics, mentoring, collaborative relationship, peer review, human subjects, animal subjects, laboratory practices, data management, and responsible authorship.

Training in RCR is required for some federal grant opportunities. The National Science Foundation (NSF) requires RCR training for undergraduate students, graduate students, and postdoctoral researchers who will be supported by NSF. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) require RCR training for certain types of grants. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) now requires RCR training of participants. Some other agencies have started adding requirements, as well.

UTIA has established online RCR training through the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI). See registration information.

Contact Jane Burns with any questions.