New Requirements for Responsible Conduct of Research Training
The National Science Foundation (NSF) and National Institutes of Health (NIH) have established new training requirements in Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) for programs supporting research training, career development, or research education.
At least 8 hours of face-to-face RCR training is now required for undergraduates, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows who receive support through any NSF or NIH funds.
This training should be completed by the end of one's program. In order to meet this requirement, Saint Louis University will provide a series of two-hour workshops throughout the year for individuals to attend. Attending at least four workshops will put one in compliance, but attending more is always encouraged. Additional topics for the semester will be announced at a later date.
The first workshop, entitled "Response to questionable research practices (identification, formal and informal responses, and whistleblowing)," will be held from 3-5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 16, at the Learning Resource Center, Auditorium A. It will include a panel of faculty members representing different disciplines and areas of expertise on the topic, and aims to be both educational and engaging.
In order to confer credit for attendance, we ask that you RSVP to Johnny Kidd (firstname.lastname@example.org). There will also be a sign-in sheet at the event.
If you have any questions about the requirements, please see the following websites:
Contact Johnny Kidd, manager of Responsible Conduct of Research, by e-mail at email@example.com or by phone at 977-7047 for further questions.