The Office of Research Integrity

Responsible Conduct of Research Training – A Re-designed Option Announced

Posted on Tuesday, July 29th, 2014 by Melissa Beck. Tags: , , , ,

The Office of Research Integrity is excited to announce a re-vamped training option in Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR).

“Responsible Conduct of Research: Taking the High Road to Better Data”, formally known as “The Slippery Slope Series”, is a Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) series which consists of an in-person, 1.5 to 2 hour session featuring several RCR related topics.

The sessions are hosted by a different department each time. The topics are chosen by the department so that the session is applicable to the type of research being conducted in the department. If your department would be interested in hosting a session, please email ori@uncg.edu.

A date for the next “Taking the High Road to Better Data” session is to be determined. Please refer to http://integrity.uncg.edu/rcr-training-resources/ for future details.

The Office of Research Integrity also continues to offer Epigeum: Research Integrity Certification and Assessment (RICA) as an RCR training option. Epigeum: Research Integrity Certification and Assessment (RICA) is an interactive course within the Blackboard organizations which contains lots of interactive and multimedia content. Epigeum can be used in undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs in fulfilment of a course or just in addition to providing students with knowledge in the area of Responsible Conduct of Research. The modules cover all nine RCR topics. Participants may self-enroll and class materials can be uploaded by the instructor of the course. It can also be used along with the Taking the High Road seminar series as part of the specific requirements in the responsible conduct of research as mandated by NIH and NSF, as well as other funding agencies.

By the end of the RICA course, participants should have a better understanding of their responsibilities as a researcher, be able to identify the kinds of challenges they might face in meeting these responsibilities and be aware of strategies for dealing with these challenges.

For more information on Epigeum: Research Integrity Certification and Assessment (RICA), please visit http://integrity.uncg.edu/rcr-training-resources/.

As a reminder, in order to meet the requirements of NSF and NIH RCR training, a combination (multimedia approach) of the options offered by our office (CITI, Epigeum, and our in-person seminar) need to be completed.