Two students work in a chemistry lab.

Office of Research Compliance offers RCR training

Two students in lab gear listen as their professor explains something in about equipment in a chemistry lab.

The Office of Research Compliance will offer two Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) trainings this spring — one for faculty, graduate students, staff, post-docs, and other personnel, and another for undergraduates.

NSF, NIH, and the contractual obligation of researchers

Principal Investigators granted research funds from an agency requiring RCR training are required to have completed the training within 180 days of notification of this requirement.
Graduate and undergraduate students, post-doctoral scholars, and other research personnel who are supported or whose research activities are supported by funding agencies requiring RCR training must complete the training.

The principal means of formal training is a series of interactive sessions, each focusing on a particular topic of RCR. The Office of Research Integrity is the central resource for the nine topic areas identified as important to research activities:

1. Research Misconduct
2. Data Acquisition, Management, Sharing and Ownership & Collaboration
3. Mentor/Trainee Responsibilities
4. Human Subjects & Animal Welfare
5. Conflict of Interest and Commitment
6. Publication Practices and Responsible Authorship & Peer Review

The nine core areas are addressed through outside-of-class short case study readings, video vignettes, speaker presentations, and small group discussions.

RCR training for  faculty, graduate students, staff, post-docs, and other personnel

Participants must attend all four sessions in the RCR training series to receive training credit. Each lasts about 50 minutes and is limited to 30 people. Topics for the sessions include:

  • Introduction to research misconduct
  • Data management and collaboration
  • Mentor-mentee relationships
  • Ethical conduct
  • Research with animals and humans
  • Conflicts of interest
  • Time management
  • Publication practices.

Dates: Tuesdays, April 12, April 19, April 26, May 3
Time: 10:00 am – 10:50 am
Location: 134 King Library (AIS classroom)

RCR training for undergraduates

For undergraduates involved with NSF/NIH research who will have limited ability to effect the research results, we will conduct a single evening session lasting about 50 minutes. This session will cover the topics relevant to typical undergraduate involvement with research (e.g., data collection and integrity). Substitution of this 50 minute session for the full series for undergraduates is at the discretion of the PI/faculty advisor.

Date: Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Time: 4:00 pm to 4:50 pm
Location: 134 King Library (AIS classroom)

Registration for all RCR training

Please visit the Research Compliance website to register for either training.

Photos by Scott Kissell, Miami University Photo Services.


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