This training provides an overview of the basic rules and principles that apply to the responsible conduct of research– from ethical considerations in performing research, to requirements associated with the use of human subjects or animals, financial management of research funding, laboratory safety, export controls, and conflicts of interest. Additional, related topics covered include authorship in scholarly communication of research results and research related intellectual property issues. RCR training is designed to provide the research community with a compiled reference to the guidelines and resources available at UD to responsibly conduct research.
Who is required to attend? All members of the UD research community are encouraged and welcomed to participate in RCR training. In addition, several federal funding agencies have distinct requirements as to who needs to complete RCR training:
• Per NSF requirement, undergraduate and graduate students, and postdoctoral researchers receiving NSF funding to perform research are required to complete RCR training.
• Under NIH policy, RCR instruction is to be completed by all trainees, fellows, and scholars receiving NIH support through any NIH training, career development award (individual or institutional), research education grant, and dissertation research grant. Training should be taken at least once during each career stage and at a frequency of no less than every four years.
• It is the responsibility of each faculty member and PI to ensure that all personnel funded in their project(s) and required to complete RCR training do so in a timely manner.
You can register at: http://www.udel.edu/research/training/#anchor8
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