RCR training is a cooperative undertaking supported by academic institutions around the world and promoted at OSU by the Office of Research Integrity, the Office for Sponsored Research and Award Administration, the Graduate School, and the Office of Undergraduate Education.
Training efforts should demonstrate a commitment to fostering a research environment that facilitates and supports research integrity. The resources linked here are intended to support researchers and instructors in those endeavors. With the exception of NSF's requirements for mentor training, there are no specific curricular requirements for RCR instruction. However, according to NIH, the training topics below have been incorporated into most acceptable RCR plans.
When training is completed to satisfy the requirements of a funding agency, documentation of those efforts and the completion of that training must be maintained by the investigator and made available to the Research Office and relevant funding agencies upon request.
Log in to citiprogram.org and affiliate with OSU. If you have an OSU affiliation (faculty, staff, or student), you must use your OSU email address for the primary and institutional addresses in the CITI registration. Employees must use firstname.lastname@example.org and students must use their ONID email address.
The RCR course will satisfy the requirements set forth by NSF and USDA/NIFA but not NIH.
Responsible conduct of research course offered by the OSU Graduate School. Training topics include:
Useful for all students who conduct scholarly activities. Completion will satisfy the RCR requirements set forth by NSF, USDA/NIFA, and the NIH.
Course Description: "Acquire a multitude of skills to launch and maintain productive extramurally funded careers as research scientists. Explore the ethical practices, data sharing approaches, and compliance requirements needed to conduct research. Examine the ethical use of human subjects and animals in research. Explore the changing landscape of intellectual property and commercialization policies for scientists. Introduces communication strategies for effective interactions with scientific peers, the general public and research sponsors. Equivalent to: MCB 557"
NIH-funded trainees, fellows, participants, and scholars with applicable NIH funding are required to participate in discussion-based instruction that includes substantive face-to-face interaction among participants and faculty. The training offered by OHSU's Oregon Clinical and Translational Research Institute (OCTRI) fulfills this requirement through four 2-hour seminars, typically offered in February and March. OCTRI offers this training at no cost to OSU researchers with applicable grants.
Contact Melissa Mudd at OHSU for more information.
Applicable NIH awards: D43, D71, F05, F30, F31, F32, F33, F34, F37, F38, K01, K02, K05, K07, K08, K12, K18, K22, K23, K24, K25, K26, K30, K99/R00, KL1, KL2, R25, R36, T15, T32, T34, T35, T36, T37, T90/R90, TL1, TU2, and U2R any other NIH-funded programs supporting research training, career development, or research education that require instruction in responsible conduct of research as stated in the relevant funding opportunity announcements.
“Creating and Sustaining Respectful Work Environments,” is an OSU course for all supervisors of graduate assistants and graduate assistants that launched on October 10, 2023.
While not specific to research environments, this course focuses on our shared commitment for all university community members to promote a respectful work environment free of bullying or harassing behaviors, whether in traditional workspaces or out in the field. Participants will also acquire knowledge and skills for preventing, intervening, and reporting bullying or harassing behaviors occurring in the work environment. A helpful list of university and community resources will be provided for participants to support OSU’s commitment to creating and sustaining respectful work environments for all employees.
The training is available through Canvas. If you are a Graduate Assistant or you supervise Graduate Assistants and are unable to access this course, contact Kris Galago, Compliance Coordinator, in University Human Resources.