Wow, How They’ve Changed!! Take a Look at the Updated UNH Web-Based RCR Modules!!

Wow, How They’ve Changed!! Take a Look at the Updated UNH Web-Based RCR Modules!!

Aug 08, 2014

The UNH Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) and Scholarly Activity Committee is pleased to announce the revision of the UNH Web-based program of RCR instruction.  The revised 11 Web-based modules are the result of a collaborative effort between staff in the UNH Research Computing Center (RCC) and RCR committee members.

The modules address the following topic areas:

  • Animal Subjects
  • Authorship and Publication
  • Collaborative Research
  • Conflicts of Interest and Commitment
  • Data Management
  • Hazardous Materials
  • Human Subjects
  • Intellectual Property
  • Mentoring
  • Misconduct in Scholarly Activity
  • Peer Review

Each module presents:

  • Learning objectives
  • A case study featuring ethical issues pertaining to the topic area
  • Content that supports the learning objectives
  • Review scenarios at the end of the content section
  • The same case study at the end of the content with ethical issues identified
  • A way to certify completion at the end of the module

Modules may be completed according to the individual’s own timeframe; users should allow 20-30 minutes per module.

The modules are an integral part of UNH’s RCR training.  RCR training is required by the National Science Foundation (NSF), and the US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food & Agriculture (NIFA).  In addition, since 2011 the UNH Graduate Council has required RCR training of all incoming doctoral students during their first semester.

In addition, the modules are an integral part of the interdisciplinary graduate seminar, GRAD 930: Ethics in Research & Scholarship and are used by instructors across campus deliver fundamental information on a topic.  Further, specific modules are used by several UNH regulatory committees as required training (e.g., the UNH Institutional Review Board requires completion of the Human Subjects module in order to submit an application for review).

The modules were originally developed with grant funding from the US Office of Research Integrity (ORI).  For more information about the modules, contact Julie Simpson in UNH Research Integrity Services.

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