RESPONSIBLE CONDUCT OF RESEARCH (RCR)
Ongoing training in Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) is mandated by all federal granting programs including NIH and NSF. The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs offers a course twice a year (spring and fall) that will satisfy the RCR training requirements for the NIH and NSF research grant applications.
Fall Session: OCT 17-18, 2017
Spring Session: March 2018
OBJECTIVES AND GOALS
The primary objective for the UNC Postdoctoral Scholar Two Day Course is to address RCR topics such as Publication Practices and Responsible Authorship, Mentor/Trainee Responsibilities, Research Misconduct, and Communication and Difficult Conversations.
The program’s goals are to:
- Provide a basic training in research ethics which will focus on ethical decision making and encourage postdoctoral scholars to think about the impact of their research and decisions on society.
- Introduce interdisciplinary views into the ethics training
- Create a community that promotes the importance of ethical issues and fosters open discussions among postdoctoral scholars as well as faculty, students and staff.
Next RCR Training:
October 17&18, 2017 (9:15AM-3:15PM) Register Here!
Course available for all UNC-CH Postdoctoral Scholars*
If you are interested in learning more, contact OPA at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AND RESOURCES
RELEVANT LINKS AND ARTICLES:
University Plan for Training in Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR)
Research Conduct Pocket Guide
Office of Research Integrity newsletters
NAE workshop -Ethics Educations and Scientific and Engineering Research: What’s Been Learned? What Should Be Done?
NPA Postdocket (Winter 2011)–Train-the-Trainer: A Different Approach to Responsible Conduct of Research, by Stephen Fuchs and Sibby Anderson-Thompkins