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). Andrews University Compliance Office use the Ethics CORE web-based training modules to satisfy the requirement for AU researchers.

As of January 1, 2014, all students involved in sponsored research are required to complete a training in Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) available at http://nationalethicscenter.org. It is currently required for Honors students and students involved with NSF funded research. This requirement is also applicable 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 EthicsCORE 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 able to see a record of your completion.