The NIH and NSF as well as many Colleges/Schools require education about the Responsible Conduct of Research. The Research Education Department has many courses that are in-person and/or online that are designed for faculty and students to be able to customize their education in the Responsible Conduct of Research.
Training in the Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) is an ongoing process at the University of Utah. Trainees receive informal training from faculty and mentors, and formal training through the Research Education Department. The Research Education RCR courses are designed to meet or exceed all NIH and NSF requirements for RCR training. In addition, the Office of the Associate Vice President for Research Integrity and Compliance provides a semester long Research Ethics class for credit that can be found here.
Please CLICK HERE to view all Research Education RCR training opportunities.
NSF "The Director shall require that each institution that applies for financial assistance from the Foundation for science and engineering research or education describe in its grant proposal a plan to provide appropriate training and oversight in the responsible and ethical conduct of research to undergraduate students, graduate students, and postdoctoral researchers participating in the proposed research project." https://www.nsf.gov/bfa/dias/policy/rcr.jsp
NIH "Training in the Responsible Conduct of Research K01, K05, K08, K18, K22, K23, K25, K43 and K99/R00. All applications for support under this FOA must include a plan to fulfill NIH requirements for instruction in the Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR). Taking into account the level of experience of the applicant, including any prior instruction or participation in RCR as appropriate for the applicant's career stage, the reviewers will evaluate the adequacy of the proposed RCR training in relation to the following five required components:
- Format - the required format of instruction, i.e., face-to-face lectures, coursework, and/or real-time discussion groups (a plan with only on-line instruction is not acceptable);
- Subject Matter - the breadth of subject matter, e.g., conflict of interest, authorship, data management, human subjects and animal use, laboratory safety, research misconduct, research ethics;
- Faculty Participation - the role of the mentor(s) and other faculty involvement in the fellow's instruction;
- Duration of Instruction - the number of contact hours of instruction (at least eight contact hours are required); and
- Frequency of Instruction - instruction must occur during each career stage and at least once every four years.