Registration Deadline: Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR)

The event is finished.

The Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) gives you a front-row seat to the issues scientists can face and the best ways to handle them. RCR addresses everything from conflicts of interest to the ethical treatment of animals to intellectual property.

All those who receive support from a National Institutes of Health (NIH) and/or National Science Foundation (NSF) training grant are required to complete an RCR at the start of their training and again every four years. This requires eight hours of in-person training, so please note that the CITI requirement for IRB submission does not count. This course will be taught via Zoom.

Summer RCR registration is now open!! The RCR course is free and open to everyone. Classes run from July 9th through August 13th for a total of 6 weeks, Tuesday and Thursday evenings 5:15-6:15PM. Registration is due no later than 5pm on July 17th, the last date attendees can still be eligible for a certificate of completion. Participants must attend 8 online, instructor-led classes in order to receive a certificate of completion.  After you register, you will receive Zoom instructions via email. If you can’t attend the summer session, RCR certificates are also available through the Winter Essentials of Patient-Oriented Research (EPOR) course.

*Please note that if you have taken Summer RCR or Winter EPOR within the past 4 years and received a certificate of completion, it is not necessary for you to retake this course at this time. If you did not attend the required 8 sessions to receive a certificate of completion, you are welcome to attend sessions that you have not previously attended within the past 4 years to fulfill this requirement for completion.

**Please note that due to updated guidance issued by the National Institute for Health (NIH), the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), this online training does NOT completely fulfill the requirements for federally funded training or career development awards without additional in-person research training. This separate in-person research training will be made available through the ITM’s Grand Round series or individuals can obtain their own in-person research training through discipline-specific activities.

***We request that you keep your cameras on as much as possible as a professional courtesy to the speakers. However, we understand there will be times when your camera may need to be off. If you anticipate that your camera will need to remain off for the entire hour or all/most of the course, please contact us.

Click here to view the complete 2024 schedule and speaker bios.


Jul 17 2024


5:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Les Cooke
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