Saint Louis University

Responsible Conduct of Research Training Requirement for Students, Fellows and Trainees

The National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) require that all graduate and undergraduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and trainees supported by research funds from NIH or NSF must complete training in Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR). Saint Louis University policy requires completion of the following: (A) RCR online modules through the CITI Program (Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative) AND (B) a minimum of eight (8) hours of face-to-face RCR training, consistent with NIH and NSF requirements. All required training must be completed prior to the end of the grant-funded activity. Early completion is encouraged. This training is also highly recommended for all other research positions, including faculty, regardless of funding source, or unfunded.


(A) CITI Courses on RCR: https://about.citiprogram.org/en/series/responsible-conduct-of-research-rcr/ (You will be required to register if new to the site.)


(B) Required SLU In-Person Training: In order to meet the in-person requirement, Saint Louis University provides a series of 2-hour topic focused workshops throughout the year for individuals to attend. Attending a minimum of four (4) workshops will attain compliance with the eight hour requirement for that person. Upcoming workshops scheduled for the Fall 2017 Semester are listed below. (Click here to register.)

Topic: "Human Subjects Research - Institutional Review Board (IRB)"
Description: Ethical issues in oversight of human research and the role of the Institutional Review Board (IRB) are explored and discussed. This workshop is led by IRB staff and the IRB Chair.
Date: September 12, 2017 (Tuesday)
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location: LRC - Auditorium B

Topic: "Animal Research Studies - Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)"
Description: This workshop is led by IACUC staff and utilizes a panel of veterinarians and animal researchers to discuss the ethical foundations to animal research and the common challenges and strategies to conducting ethical animal research.
Date: September 29, 2017 (Friday)
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m
Location: LRC 110

Topic: "Copyright Illuminated: Shedding Light on Common Myths"

Description: This workshop led by Saint Louis University librarians focuses on common myths and misunderstandings about copyright that have implications for research and publishing. Attendees are provided with numerous strategies and resources to engage in copyright compliant scholarship.
Date: October 9, 2017 (Monday)
Time: 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: LRC 112/113

Topic: "Crossing the Line: Avoiding Misconduct and Questionable Research Practices"

Description: This workshop, led by Dr. Stephanie Solomon Cargill, provides attendees with an understanding of what qualifies as research misconduct and questionable research practices, how to avoid committing research misconduct, and strategies to employ if they observe it happening.
Date: November 7, 2017 (Tuesday)
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Location: Schwitalla Hall M115, Lecture Hall 1

We look forward to seeing you at the workshops!

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