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Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Training - Human Subjects Research

Tuesday, 12 September, 2017

Staff members from the Institutional Review Board (IRB) will lead a workshop including a panel of researchers and IRB staffers from 1 to 3 p.m., Sept. 12, in Auditorium B, Learning Resources Center, as part of the University’s Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) training series. Registration is requested. 

The workshop will focus on conducting human subjects research. It will cover topics including major ethical purposes, pitfalls and misconceptions about interacting with the IRB and working with human subjects in 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 RCR training.

The Sept. 12 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 to help researchers meet the face-to-face requirements set out by the NSF and NIH and sessions run throughout the year. Attendance at four workshops will enable a person to meet the requirements. Attending more than four training sessions is encouraged.