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, October 9, 2020, 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.

Registration for the online seminar is required.  Please register here no later than Thursday, October 1, 2020.

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.  Incoming Ph.D. students should not register for this October 9, 2020 training.  The UNH Graduate School holds a separate RCR training specifically for incoming Ph.D. students each Fall but due to COVID-19, the training for incoming Ph.D. students will be held in February 2021 ; the Graduate School will send information about the February 2021 training later in the Fall semester.  

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

View Responsible Conduct of Research & Scholarly Activity Knowledge Base

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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