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Responsible Conduct of Research
|Who||Condition||Timeframe to successfully complete RCR course and provide documentation to department office|
|All degree-seeking students (undergraduate and graduate)||
Funded/employed by an external grant requiring RCR training
Enrolled in a course for which research is an integral element, e.g., honors thesis,
master’s thesis (5000), doctoral dissertation (6000)
Conducting activities identified by his/her advisor as involving research
Within 2 calendar months following the effective date of an Employment Action (EA) form
Within 2 calendar months of the course start date
Within 2 calendar months following the activity commencing
|Graduate students1||All degree-seeking graduate students||Prior to the end of the second semester of enrollment|
|Postdoctoral fellows/associates2||Within 2 calendar months following the effective date of an Employment Action (EA) form|
1For graduate students, the Plan of Study form includes a section to verify compliance with the university
requirement for training in RCR. Advanced degree students will, in many cases, be required to complete additional,
more discipline-specific, RCR training. The scope and extent of the additional required
RCR training are at the discretion of the department.
2Postdoctoral fellows/associates will, in many cases, be required to complete additional, more discipline-specific, RCR training. The scope and extent of the additional required RCD training are at the discretion of the department.
What is the department's responsibility and involvment?
Training Course Information