Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR)
The Rockefeller University, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center collaborate to provide joint formal training in the responsible and ethical conduct of research through a Tri-Institutional Responsible Conduct of Research Course. At The Rockefeller University the RCR training is overseen by the Dean's Office.
objectives of the RCR course are to heighten the awareness of trainees
to ethical considerations relevant to the conduct of research, to inform
them of federal, state and institutional policies, regulations and
procedures, and to provide trainees with critical analysis and problem
solving skills for ethical decision-making. The course is offered every
year in the fall and is comprised of three face-to-face sessions and
eight online sessions.
pre- and post-doctoral appointees on NIH funded NRSA programs are
required to attend this course in the first year of their appointment.
In addition, all first year Graduate Fellows and third year Biomedical
Fellows must attend, so that they are trained in ethical considerations
from the outset of their graduate education. More>>
NSF requires institutions (as of Jan. 4 2010) to verify that
undergraduate students, graduate students, and post-doctoral researchers
supported by NSF to conduct research have received training in the
responsible and ethical conduct of research (RCR). More>>
(Applicants applying for funding subject to the RCR requirement may use the SR-PD RCR boilerplate in their applications.)
Upon learning of noncompliance, the SR-PD Manager, Post-Award, will promptly notify Finance, the principal investigator and cc SR-PD Director. Awarded funds may be placed on hold until compliance is in place.
Contact the Dean's Office for additional information on RCR @ Rockefeller.
NSF - Training in the Responsible Conduct of Research
NSF - RCR FAQ
NIH - Update on the Requirement for Instruction in Responsible Conduct of Research
NIH - Training in the Responsible Conduct of Research
NIH - Transcript of Podcast on Training in the Responsible Conduct of Research (12.03.10)
NPA - RCR Toolkit
ORI - RCR Resources; The Lab: Avoiding Research Misconduct (video)
Training for Biomedical Research
Tri-Institutional Program for Research Trainees