Responsible Conduct of Research

rcrResponsible Conduct in Research (RCR) is defined as the practice of scientific investigation with integrity. Ethical and responsible conduct of research is critical for excellence as well as public trust.

RCR is increasingly viewed as an essential component of training, regardless of a researcher's source of funding.


"Responsible Conduct in Research Training" is required for all faculty involved in research, funded and unfunded. The purpose of this training is to provide an overview of research misconduct and other behaviors that can compromise research integrity.
RCR Course

Participants need to choose the Social and Behavioral or Biomedical Course depending on the area of research. RCR is suitable for any person involved in research ranging from upper-level undergraduates to established faculty.