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.

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. This new requirement will apply to proposals submitted on or after July 31, 2023. More information is available in the NSF PAPPG, Chapter IX.B.1

Training Requirements for Graduate Students
The School of Graduate Studies requires all graduate students in doctoral degree programs and those in MS/A (thesis), MA, and MFA programs to take RCR training unless they entered their doctoral program before July 2013 or their masters programs before March 2020. The School of Graduate Studies tracks compliance with this requirement.

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Joy Van Nostrand
Phone: 435-797-1235