Training and Professional Development

  • 2/1 2022 Responsible Conduct of Research Schedule

    The National Science Foundation (NSF) requires in-person responsible conduct of research (RCR) training for all undergraduates, graduates, and post-doctoral fellows who conduct research supported by NSF funds.  Similarly, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) “requires that all trainees, fellows, participants, and scholars receiving support through any NIH training, career development award (individual or institutional), research education grant, and dissertation research grant must receive instruction in responsible conduct of research.  This policy [took] effect with all new and renewal applications submitted on or after January 25, 2010, and for all continuation (Type 5) applications with deadlines on or after January 1, 2011.  This… applies to the following programs:  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”.  Please see the Policy section of the NIH website for more information:

    The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) also requires education in RCR for program directors, faculty, undergraduate students, graduate students, post-doctoral researchers and any staff participating in research projects supported by a NIFA award.  As stated on the NIFA website: “the training referred to herein shall be either on-campus or off-campus training” and “grantees should consider the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) program for RCR”.  Please note that this means in-person RCR training is not strictly required for NIFA but counts towards the training that NIFA requires.

    The 2022 RCR Training Workshops will take place throughout the month of February and will be presented live via WebEx in a series of 1 hour long unique sessions.  There is no cost to register and participate.  Please note that 8 hours of unique presentation material is required in order to satisfy the RCR training workshop requirement.  You must register separately for each presentation in the table under OPTION 1.  Please visit the RCR website for more information and a list of sessions with their corresponding sign up times:

    For more information, contact: Nicholas Lacafta at