Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Training Resources

The UNCG Office of Research Integrity (ORI) offers an multi-part educational curriculum in the Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) to meet the regulatory requirements of both the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation.  Additionally, this program meets the institutional goal of developing a university-wide approach to meeting the ethical standards that it was founded upon. Online training alone is not acceptable to meet this required criteria. Some departments and graduate groups also have their own courses and these below options can be incorporated into the curriculum of those classes.


The UNCG Office of Research Integrity offers both online and in-person educational opportunities. NIH does not accept online training alone. Therefore, a combination of both the in-person and one of the online options will need to be completed or order to fulfill the NIH RCR educational requirements. All of the members of the study team will need to have completed their first round of training within a year of the awarded grant and/or before work begins.

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

Responsible Conduct of Research covers the following topics:

  • Conflict of interest (personal, professional, financial)
  • Policies regarding human subjects, live vertebrate animal subjects in research, and safe laboratory practices
  • Mentor/mentee responsibilities and relationships
  • Collaborative research, including collaborations with industry
  • Peer review
  • Data acquisition and laboratory tools; management, sharing and ownership
  • Research misconduct and policies for handling misconduct
  • Responsible authorship and publication
  • The scientist as a responsible member of society, contemporary ethical issues in biomedical research, and the environmental and societal impacts of scientific research

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.

Spring 2019 training date: Cancelled

CITI Training

Additional Training Options and RCR Resources

Federal Regulations