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Responsible Conduct of Research Training for Postdoctoral Scholars

March 22, 2023 @ 9:00 am - March 23, 2023 @ 4:00 pm

Spring Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Training for Postdoctoral Scholars

Two Day Training for March 22, 2023 (In-Person) and March 23, 2023 (Virtual)

Registration is required

Day 1: Wednesday, March 22nd (9:00AM – 3:10PM) In-Person, UNC Toy Lounge at Dey Hall

Day 2: Thursday, March 23rd (9:00AM – 4:00PM) Virtual Zoom


Ongoing training in Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) is mandated by all federal granting programs including NIH and NSF. The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs is offering a two-day training course that will satisfy the RCR training requirements for the NIH and NSF research grant applications. The primary goal for the course for Postdoctoral Scholars is to address RCR topics such as Publication Practices and Responsible Authorship, Mentor/Trainee Responsibilities, Research Misconduct, and Communication and Difficult Conversations as well as familiarize postdocs with offices on campus where they can get assistance or report a concern.

*Course available only for UNC-CH Postdoctoral Scholars*

The following topics are covered during instruction over a 2-day period:

  • Conflict of interest
  • Policies regarding human subjects & live vertebrate animal subjects in research
  • Mentor/mentee responsibilities and relationships
  • Collaborative research
  • Data management, sharing and ownership, privacy and security
  • Research misconduct and policies for handling misconduct responsible authorship and publication
  • Researcher as a responsible member of society, contemporary ethical issues

The course will meet over two days-attendance required for both days (all hours) to receive the certificate of completion. For more information, contact the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs at


March 22, 2023 @ 9:00 am
March 23, 2023 @ 4:00 pm
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Dey Hall – Toy Lounge
200 South Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
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