Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Training Resources

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

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Responsible Conduct of Research Training

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

The Office of Research Integrity offers a 2.5 hour in-person workshop in Responsible Conduct of Research practices. 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.

Future session dates will be listed on this page once scheduled.

Fall 2019 “Taking the High Road to Better Data” Workshop Schedule:

Topic: Intellectual Property

**This training is applicable toward the Responsible Conduct of Research training requirements for both NSF and NIH.

Description:

The formal transfer of new scientific discoveries and innovations from academic institutions to the commercial sector occurs through the licensing of Intellectual Property. Intellectual Property includes patents, copyrights, trademarks and trade secrets.

  • Date: Tuesday, October 8th
  • Time: 9am-10:30am
  • Location: MHRA 2711
  • Speaker: Sam Seyedin, Program Manager, Office of Research & Engagement | LaunchUNCG

**NOTE: Registration is required due to limited seating. Participants can register at: https://workshops.uncg.edu/ – search under “Office of Research Workshops”.

Topic: Research Misconduct

**This training is applicable toward the Responsible Conduct of Research training requirements for both NSF and NIH.

Description:

Federal regulations define research misconduct as fabrication, falsification, or plagiarism in proposing, performing or reviewing research or in reporting research results. It is important to recognize that the federal definition establishes a minimum standard for measuring acceptable behavior.

  • Date: Tuesday, October 22nd
  • Time: 10am-11:30am
  • Location: MHRA 2711
  • Speaker: Dr. Laurie Wideman, Safrit-Ennis Distinguished Professor, Dept of Kinesiology, IRB Chair

**NOTE: Registration is required due to limited seating. Participants can register at: https://workshops.uncg.edu/ – search under “Office of Research Workshops”.

Topic: The Scientist as a Responsible Member of Society

**This training is applicable toward the Responsible Conduct of Research training requirements for both NSF and NIH.

Description:

Scientific researchers can take on many roles and responsibilities for how the new knowledge generated from their work impacts society. They may serve as expert advisors, educators, mentors, communicators, or advocates, and interact with a wide range of audiences – government officials, policy makers, business leaders, colleagues, teachers, students, and the general public.

  • Date: Wednesday, November 20th
  • Time: 9am-10:30am
  • Location: MHRA 2711
  • Speaker: Dr. Daniel Herr, Professor, Nanoscience Department, The Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering

**NOTE: Registration is required due to limited seating. Participants can register at: https://workshops.uncg.edu/ – search under “Office of Research Workshops”.

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