NSF maintains a RCR FAQ website at Responsible Conduct of Research Frequently Asked Questions.
RCR Training Requirement is effective on those NSF research awards funding new full proposals submitted to the NSF on or after January 4, 2010.
The NSF requires all undergraduate, graduate students and postdocs who receive NSF support (salary and/or stipend) to conduct research be provided training in the Responsible Conduct of Research.
At the time of a NSF proposal submission, the Office of Research and Creative Scholarship certifies that Andrews University has a plan to provide appropriate training and oversight in the responsible and ethical conduct of research to undergraduates, graduate students, and postdoctoral researchers who will be supported by NSF to conduct research.
Andrews University must be able to verify that undergraduate students, graduate students, and postdoctoral researchers supported by NSF to conduct research have received RCR Training.
In response to this NSF requirement, Andrews University requires all students and postdocs conducting research and paid (salary and/or stipend) directly from a NSF sponsored project to complete the RCR Training through the NIH Training. The NIH Training is on-line and free.
• Research Misconduct • Data Acquisition and Management • Responsible Authorship • Peer Review • Laboratory Animal Welfare • Human Subjects Protections • Mentoring • Conflicts of Interest • Collaborative Research
For a signed pdf version see AU’s RCR Training Plan
Follow the hyperlink to Navigation Instruction to NIH on-line RCR Training.
Each student and postdoc who is paid (salary and/or stipend) directly from a NSF sponsored project will be notified by email that they must take the NIH on-line RCR Training. The email will provide instructions and navigation to XXXXXwhich will be the gateway to NIH RCR Training.
The University will track and verify RCR Training completion of students and postdocs using the XXXX system.
Principal Investigator’s (PIs) do not need to document anything in the proposal on RCR Training. Office of Researech & Creative Scholarship (ORCS)SP certifies to the NSF that RCR Training is provided when submitting a proposal.
PIs of NSF sponsored projects are encouraged to complete the NIH on-line RCR Training and have RCR discussions with their students and postdocs.
ORCS will call on PIs to help direct students and postdocs to Login, Register and complete the RCR Training.
AU’s will require that you take the RCR Training once.
Volunteers are not required to take the AU RCR Training. The NSF regulation and AU’s implementation only requires students and postdocs who are paid directly (salary and/or stipend) from a NSF sponsored project conducting research to take the AU RCR Training.
AU will not accept RCR Training received from another Institution. You will be required to take AU’s RCR Training.
Students and postdocs who are paid (salary and/or stipend) directly from a NSF Sponsored project will be notified by email to complete the RCR Training through the NIH on-line service provider.
The expectation is all students and postdocs find time immediately upon receipt of the email notification to log-in, register and complete the AU RCR Training.
The email notification will continue every 2 weeks with the Principal Investigator copied until the RCR Training is completed.
The expectation is all students and postdocs will take the RCR Training. ORCS will have the ability to track students and postdocs that do not complete RCR Training. In those cases ORCS will contact the individuals directly as well as contact the Principal Investigator for assistance.
If there are circumstances that prevent a student or postdoc from taking the RCR Training, the student, postdoc and/or PI should notify Mordekai Ongo, Research Integrity and Compliance Officer, as soon as possible.
Questions may be directed to Mordekai Ongo, Research Integrity and Compliance Officer.