- RCR Training Requirement for Students, Fellows and Trainees
Responsible Conduct of Research Training Requirement for Students, Fellows and Trainees
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. In an effort to support institutional compliance with federal requirements, Saint Louis University established a policy requiring all students, post-doctoral fellows, and trainees supported by external funds to receive formalized training in the area of Responsible Conduct of Research. All graduate and undergraduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and trainees supported by research funds from NIH and/or NSF are required to complete RCR online modules through Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) AND a minimum of eight (8) hours of face-to-face RCR training. Training must be completed prior to the end of the grant-funded activity. In order to meet the in-person requirement, Saint Louis University will provide a series of 2-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.