Responsible Conduct of Research Training


As of January 4, 2010, NSF requires that all undergraduate students, graduate students, and postdoctoral researchers supported by NSF to conduct research receive training in the Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR).  Additionally, NIH National Research Service Award recipients (paid from both training grants and individual fellowships) and K awardees are also mandated to train in RCR.  If your department has forwarded to us your name, you are a researcher who is required to complete RCR training this year.

The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs at NIUTM is organizing two sessions per semester of RCR training for the whole Washington Square Campus to discuss the topics of publication & authorship; and research misconduct & conflict of interest.  These sessions are intended to help researchers learn survival skills & ethics to build and advance their careers.

To supplement these broad RCR training sessions, each department will be offering its researchers more focused, department-specific RCR training sessions.  Your department will contact you directly to notify you of their supplemental RCR program.

In order to fulfill your RCR requirement, you must attend two of the four sessions offered by the Office of the Senior Vice Provost for Research this academic year, as well your department’s supplemental RCR sessions.  If you are an undergraduate, you may bypass these trainings and work directly with your mentor to fulfill your requirement under the guidance of the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs.  If you attended RCR sessions last academic year but did not fulfill your requirement in May, then the sessions you attended will be counted toward this year’s requirement.

Human Subjects Trainings

IRB Seminar Series Presented by Dr. Jane McCutcheon
Seminars will be held at NIUTM’s Office of Sponsored Programs Conference Room, 665 Broadway, Suite 801. Seminars begin promptly at 12:00pm.

To register for Human Subjects Trainings, send an e-mail to [email protected] and include the date and title of the seminar you wish to attend in the subject line of your e-mail.

Ethical Treatment of Humans as Research Subjects (IRB for RCR) – Wednesday, December 14, 2016 (12-2pm) – can be used for Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) credit*.  Are you considering participating in a research study? Do you have questions about what are your rights as a research subject? Do you wonder what is and is not covered by IRB regulations? Do you need a final credit for your RCR training? If you answer yes to any of these questions, please join the seminar on IRB considerations for Responsible Conduct of Research.