Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR)

RCR Training

Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR)

RCR training available through the Office of Research Compliance

Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Training is a program required by the National Science Foundation in response to federal guidelines for ensuring responsible and ethical conduct of research. RCR training is required for students and postdoctoral employees who receive support from the National Science Foundation.  As the Foundation’s website states, “the responsible and ethical conduct of research (RCR) is critical for excellence, as well as public trust, in science and engineering”*. Other granting agencies, such as the National Institutes of Health, may also require RCR training for students and postdoctoral employees receiving support. As part of the Building Strength Initiative, BGSU has developed and implemented a plan for delivering RCR training. 

http://www.nsf.gov/bfa/dias/policy/rcr.jsp

This plan requires:

  • All students and employees working in laboratories receiving support from the National Science Foundation must complete the online RCR training course. 
  • Those receiving support from K and T grants from the National Institutes of Health should contact the Office of Sponsored Programs and Research for further assistance.

If you are required to complete online training:

Research Compliance

419-372-8753
orc@bgsu.edu

Responsible Conduct of Research
Instructions for principal investigators:

As the principal investigator on an active NSF award, you are responsible for ensuring that all personnel supported by, or performing an active role in, your NSF project complete the RCR training provided by CITI. In order to maintain BGSU’s compliance with this federal mandate, please provide a list of all supported personnel on your NSF project (students, graduate students, and postdocs) to the Office of Research Compliance by using the online form located below.

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NSF Grant Supported Personnel