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.

TRAINING INFORMATION

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 opa@unc.edu.

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

For more information about university policies, please visit Research Compliance Program website for Responsible Conduct of Research.

NAE workshop -Ethics Educations and Scientific and Engineering Research: What’s Been Learned? What Should Be Done?

UNC RESOURCES:
http://parrcenter.unc.edu/events

April 2010 Symposium: Exploring the Ethics of Human Enhancement; Symposium Schedule

http://fogartybioethics.unc.edu/BioethicstrainingatUNC.htm

OTHER RESOURCES:

NPA’s Responsible Conduct of Research–Topics and Toolkit 

NPA Postdocket (Winter 2011)–Train-the-Trainer: A Different Approach to Responsible Conduct of Research, by Stephen Fuchs and Sibby Anderson-Thompkins

Quick links

List of Participants that Completed Advanced Training in Research Ethics:

2017 Research Ethics Training- Spring (March 2017)

2016 Research Ethics Training- Spring (March 2016)

2015 Research Ethics Training-Spring (March 2015)

2014 Research Ethics Training-Fall (October 2014)

2014 Research Ethics Training–Spring (March 2014)

2013 Research Ethics Training–Fall (November 2013)

2013 Research Ethics Training–Spring (March 2013)

2012 Research Ethics Training–Fall (November 2012)

2012 Research Ethics Training–Spring (March 2012)

2011 Research Ethics Training–Fall (November 2011)

2011 Research Ethics Training–Spring (March/April 2011)

2010 Research Ethics Training Fall (August 2010)