Alison Lord, M.Ed. Training & Development Coordinator Research Education
All Faculty & Staff
This is a REd Asynchronous (online/self-paced) class.
Even though scientific research itself is hundreds, perhaps even thousands, of years
old, the area of responsible conduct of research (RCR) is relatively new. The discussions
around RCR emphasize the nuanced and multidisciplinary social and ethical issues that
arise when conducting scientific research. This asynchronous (completely online) class
will increase researchers’, scholars’, and research administrators’ awareness about
the need for responsible conduct of research (RCR). The class will highlight strategies
to promote research integrity so that the unacceptable research practices as well
as research misconduct are prevented. The RCR class meets the requirements NIH- and
NSF-funded research (adapted from the Milken School)
At the conclusion of this class, you should be able to:
Characterize elements of responsible conduct of research (RCR)
Describe areas of research misconduct
Differentiate activities that promote responsible conduct of research (RCR) in your
Identify federal and university resources that deal with research misconduct
REd Asynchronous classes feature lessons and exercises designed to build competency and increase efficiency.
Modules are accessible 24/7 and are all self-paced. All members of the University
research community are invited to complete any online classes of interest.