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Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Workshop - Responsible response to emergencies: Lessons learned from conducting research during a pandemic

Thursday, 29 April, 2021

A panel of SLU researchers will lead a virtual workshop Friday, April 29, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., on Zoom as part of the University’s Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) training series.

In this session, a panel of SLU researchers will reflect on how the pandemic impacted their research, their lives as researchers, and the lives of those who conduct research for them. They will discuss what they have learned from this experience and how it can be applied to doing research well and ethically going forward. 

Topics that will be discussed include: balancing safety and productivity, differential impacts on different researchers, facilitators and barriers to doing good and ethical work during this time, justice issues, and others. This will hopefully be a helpful forum for SLU's research community to share their experiences, their lessons, and their suggestions for ways to better prepare to face the unexpected in the future..


  • Stephanie Solomon Cargill, Ph.D. , Associate Professor of Health Care Ethics
  • Tony Buchanan, Ph.D.,  Academic Program Director 
  • John Tavis, Ph.D., Professor of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology
  • Kasey Fowler-Finn,  Ph.D., Associate Professor of Biology

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) 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 (including Zoom) 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.

 Registration is requestedNote to access the Google Registration form (here ) you will first need to open the Google Drive from MySLU Tools.