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Online Format: Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Workshop

Wednesday, 07 October, 2020

The Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Training Program will hold an online workshop, “Animal Research Studies - Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC),” from 1 to 3 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 1 as part of the University’s Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) training series.

John Chrivia Ph.D., Mark Knuepfer Ph.D., Kathleen Donovan DVM and Steve Tinge CPIA, will lead the workshop.

Register here.

This workshop is led by IACUC staff and utilizes a panel including IACUC members, veterinarians and animal researchers to discuss the ethical foundations of animal research, the common challenges encountered and strategies to conduct ethical animal research.

The National Science Foundation (NSF) and National Institutes of Health (NIH) have established training requirements in RCR for programs supporting research training, career development or research education. All graduate and undergraduate students, postdoctoral fellows and trainees supported by research funds from the NIH and/or NSF are required to complete RCR online modules through the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) and a minimum of eight hours of face-to-face (including Zoom-based) RCR training.

This workshop will count as two hours of the eight face-to-face training hours required by NIH and NSF. RCR training requirements must be completed prior to the end of the grant-funded activity. SLU provides a series of RCR workshops throughout the year to help researchers meet the face-to-face training requirements set by NIH. 

Attendance at four workshops will enable a person to meet the requirements. Attending more than four training sessions is encouraged. This training is also highly recommended for all other research positions, including faculty, regardless of funding source or unfunded status.

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