Responsible Conduct of Research Training
All students and faculty principal investigators (PI) and co-investigators, whose research is being funded by NSF, NIH, or USDA, are required to complete the Responsible Conduct of Research Training (RCR) prior to submitting application to the Human Subjects Review Committee (IRB).
The university uses the Ethics CORE web-based training modules to satisfy the requirement for AU researchers.
Beginning January 1, 2014, the Office of Research will be requiring all students involved in sponsored research to complete a tutorial in Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) available at http://nationalethicscenter.org. Currently required for Honors students and students involved with NSF funded research, this requirement will be extended to students receiving support through internal Faculty Research Grants, Undergraduate Research Scholar awards, and Graduate Research Assistantships, as well as externally funded research
Registering for and completing the RCR tutorial
Follow the steps below:
1. Go to http://nationalethicscenter.org
2. Register an account.
3. Under the “RCR Modules from CMDITR” tab, select “RCR User account registration”
4. Select “Andrews University” from the dropdown.
5. Complete the tutorial
If you need to pause and come back, you can always re-visit the site, select the “continue Tutorials” option, and pick up form where you left. When you have successfully completed the Online Ethics Tutorials, our office will be to see a record of your completion.
Please watch “THE LAB” Avoiding Research Misconduct training resource. This interactive movie on research misconduct sufficiently covers the module 1 of the RCR EthicsCORE training. When the movie is watched as a class project it will be accepted as a fulfillment of the RCR training requirement.
The NIH Responsible Conduct of Research online training is a good resource for you. This link will provide you with access to the resource http://researchethics.od.nih.gov/CourseIndex.aspx