RCR Training at UNH

The UNH Responsible Conduct of Research and Scholarly Activity (RCR) Committee offers training in the ethical and responsible conduct of research three times a year: February, May and October.

This training opportunity involves two components:

  • Completion of UNH’s web-based program of RCR instruction
  • Participation in a three-hour seminar.  The next seminar will be held on Friday, Feburary 26, 2021, 1:00-4:00 pm via Zoom.  

Web-based RCR instructional modules

Modules must be completed prior to participation in the seminar. Successful completion of the training requires completion of both components.

New Ph.D. students (Spring 2020, Fall 2020 and Spring 2021) who are required to attend RCR training in Spring 2021 must NOT register for this training.  Instead, they need to register for the RCR training session in March to which they have been assigned.  Information about that training, when available, will be posted here.

Registration for the online seminar is required and is available here.   Individuals must register no later than Thursday, February 18, 2021.   The Zoom link will be sent to registered individuals the day before the seminar.

This training is open to any member of the UNH community. While it is primarily directed at postdoctoral researchers, graduate students, and undergraduate students, faculty and staff are invited to participate.

The training fulfills:

  1. The National Science Foundation (NSF) mandate that all postdoctoral researchers, and undergraduate and graduate students supported by NSF to conduct research on proposals submitted on or after Jan. 4, 2010 receive appropriate training in the responsible and ethical conduct of research.  Note: In January 2019, NSF added to its RCR mandate that it encourages the training of faculty in the responsible and ethical conduct of research.
  2. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) RCR requirement.

UNH National science foundation (NSF) RCR requirement

UNH USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) RCR requirement

For more information regarding RCR requirements and policies, please contact Julie Simpson, (603) 862-2003, in UNH Research Integrity Services.

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Contact Information

Julie Simpson, Director
Research Integrity Services
Service Building Room 107
51 College Road
Durham, NH 03824
Phone: (603) 862-2003
Email: julie.simpson@unh.edu