Saint Louis University

The National Science Foundation (NSF) and National Institutes of Health (NIH) have established training requirements in Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) for programs supporting research training, career development or research education.

At least eight hours of face-to-face RCR training is required for undergraduates, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and trainees 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 workshops throughout the year for individuals to attend. Though required for students and trainees supported by NIH and NSF, all researchers are welcome to attend.

RCR Workshops for spring 2014:

  • "Mentoring: How to Choose the Best Mentor and Be the Best Mentee," 9 to 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 31, in room 352/353 in Busch Student Center
  • "Show Me the Money! Conflicts of Interest in Research," 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26, in the Saint Louis Room in BSC
  • "Should I Patent? Ownership, Ethics and Research," 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 25, in room 112/113 of the Learning Resources Center
  • "How Do I Keep Data Safe? Information Security and Research Data," date and time location to be announced

In order to confer credit for attendance, RSVP to as space is limited.

For more information about the requirements, visit the RCR website, or contact the office at or 314-977-7047 for more information.