Responsible Conduct of Research

Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) is 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. The DRIC is responsible for tracking RCR compliance for NSF, USDA-NIFA, and NIH.


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NSF To Require RCR Training for Faculty
NSF is expanding RCR training requirements to include faculty, and other senior personnel who will be supported by NSF to conduct research. Following NSF recommendations for implementing this new requirement, USU has begun applying this requirement to anyone supported by an NSF award starting in Aug. 2023. More information is available in the NSF PAPPG, Chapter IX.B.1

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