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Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Training Session

Monday, 02 March, 2020

(Amelia Edits)

Blythe Burkhardt, of the Office of the General Counsel and Anne Miller, of the Research Innovation Group, will lead a workshop from 1 to 3 p.m., on Monday, March 2, in Room 113, Learning Resources Center, as part of the University’s Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) training series. The session is “Creating and Using Intellectual Property in the Research Setting.”

This workshop is led by Miller, director of research commercialization and Burkhardt, associate general counsel for Saint Louis University. Together, they present attendees with a background on how intellectual property is created and protected in an academic setting and the role and responsibilities of researchers in this process.


Blythe Burkhardt, associate general counsel

Anne Miller, director of research commercialization

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.

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.

Registration is requested.