New USDA NIFA RCR Training Requirement

New USDA NIFA RCR Training Requirement

Apr 16, 2013

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has instituted a new training requirement effective for awards subject to the February 2013 Research Terms and Conditions

The training requirement mandates that program directors, faculty, undergraduate students, graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and any staff participating in the research project receive appropriate training in the responsible and ethical conduct of research (RCR). (See page 5 of the referenced PDF).  

UNH has adopted a plan to fulfill the NIFA training requirement.  This plan is the same as the one to meet the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) RCR training requirement.  The requirements of this plan are applicable to all awards subject to the USDA NIFA February 2013 Terms and Conditions or subsequent Terms and Conditions that contain the RCR training requirement.

For questions about this requirement or the trainings, please contact Julie Simpson (603-862-2003) in Research Integrity Services, or Professor Thomas Pistole (603-862-0111), Chair, UNH Responsible Conduct of Research and Scholarly Activity Committee.

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