Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Training Resources

Both the CITI training and the in-person training are valid for 3 years.

Click here for more information about the topics covered under Responsible Conduct of Research. 

Responsible Conduct of Research Training

“Responsible Conduct of Research: Taking the High Road to Better Data”

The Office of Research Integrity offers a series of in-person workshops in Responsible Conduct of Research practices each semester. These sessions are hosted by the Office of Research Integrity and are offered to all of those who would like to attend across the campus.

Topics include: Conflict of Interest in Research, Questionable Research Practices, Data Management, Authorship, and Mentor/Mentee Relationships.

RCR Training Workshops – Spring 2022

The Welfare of Laboratory Animals

  • Rescheduled!! New Date will be posted once determined

Laboratory Safety Policies, Programs, and Practices

Speaker: Eric Zack, Laboratory Safety Manager, Department of Environmental Health and Safety

  • Date: Friday, February 25, 2022
  • Time: 3pm-4:30pm
  • Register at – search under “Office of Research Workshops”

Description:  UNCG is committed to providing a safe lab environment through effective risk assessment, communication, training, and compliance with federal regulations and institutional policies.  Understanding the role of safety programs in the use of biological, chemical, and other hazardous materials is an important requirement for everyone working in a research lab or environment and is an essential component of research integrity.

  • How federal, state and local regulations shape UNCG safety policies in the lab environment.
  • What materials, equipment or activities pose a safety or compliance risk in my lab.
  • How to implement safety programs to mitigate the risks in my lab.
  • What is the role of the Institutional Biological Safety Committee (IBC)

**This workshop qualifies as credit for Responsible Conduct of Research training for NIH and NSF funded studies

Research with Human Participants Training Workshop

Speaker: Melissa Beck, MHA, CIP, Associate Director, Office of Research Integerity

Description: This workshop is a two hour session in human research protection. This workshop will cover areas such as confidentiality, informed consent, recruitment, and the history of human research protection and is offered as an alternative to CITI training.

**This workshop qualifies as credit for Responsible Conduct of Research training for NIH and NSF funded studies

Case Studies on Research Integrity

  • Institutional Roles and Responsibilities in Promoting Research Integrity, video address by Mike Lauer, MD, Deputy Director for Extramural Research at NIH at the Northwestern University Research Integrity Conference May 22 2019.
  • “The Lab Avoiding Research Misconduct”, an interactive video from the Federal Office of Research Integrity. In “The Lab” you choose from a variety of lead characters in an interactive video to develop an understanding of the lasting consequences of unethical decisions made in the research process. Covers a variety of RCR topics such as avoiding research misconduct, mentorship responsibilities, handling of data, responsible authorship, and questionable research practices.
  • RCR Casebook Stories About Researchers Worth Discussing from the Federal Office of Research Integrity, this resources covers cases across a wide range of topics and raises awareness of the kinds of ethical dilemmas that researchers are liable to encounter.

CITI Training

Additional Training Options and RCR Resources

Federal Regulations