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Responsible Conduct of Research

Responsible Conduct in Research

The Office of Research Services will directly comply with the federal regulations in response to the 2007 America COMPETES Act. This act states that undergraduate students, graduate students, and postdoctoral researchers participating in an awarded research project that was proposed on or after January 4, 2010, will be required to attend the RCR training.

Students/postdoctoral researchers supported by NSF must complete online CITI training which provides information on core topics to consider in efforts to conduct research in a responsible manner. Some of these topics include:

  • Conflicts of Interest
  • Data Management
  • Collaborative Research
  • Mentoring
  • Research Misconduct
  • Financial Responsibility

Instruction for registration and requirements for undergraduates and for graduate students/postdocs can be found here:

If a student/postdoc is required to complete RCR training because of support through the NIH or another PHS agency, or if you need additional information, contact Cindy Clark at