RCR Instruction at UNH

Web-Based Instruction

UNH has a Web-based program of instruction related to the responsible conduct of research and scholarly activity. It consists of modules on the following topics:

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

Modules, which take approximately 30 minutes each, may be completed according to the individual’s own timeframe.

web-based RCR instructional modules

Financial support for the development of these instructional modules has been provided by the Office of Research Integrity (ORI), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, through a $25,000 Responsible Conduct of Research Resource Development Program grant. This grant supported approximately 80% of this project's costs.

Graduate Course in Research Ethics

UNH offers a graduate course in resesarch integrity once each academic year: GRAD 930 Ethics in Research and Scholarship.  The next offering is Fall 2025.   This is an interdisciplinary graduate seminar offered each Fall semester where students explore a wide range of issues related to the ethical conduct of research and scholarship. This course helps prepare students to conduct themselves as researchers in accordance with today’s standards for scientific integrity and professional ethics. Classes are predominantly discussion-based, relying on case analysis; guest speakers address topics from a variety of perspectives. Completion of this course meets the UNH Graduate School’s incoming PhD student RCR training requirement as well as the NSF’s and the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture’s RCR training requirement. For more information, contact Julie Simpson.

Financial support for the development of this course has been provided by the Council of Graduate Schools and the Office of Research Integrity (ORI), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services through a $15,000 Graduate Education in the Responsible Conduct of Research grant. This grant supported 100% of this project's costs.

Undergraduate Course in Research Ethics

UNH periodically offers an undergraduate course in responsible conduct of research once each academic year: INCO 490A (01) Fundamentals of Research Integrity.  Information about the course will be posted below when available.  For more information, contact Julie Simpson

View Responsible Conduct of Research Knowledge Base

The Knowledge Base contains forms, instruction and training material, policies, guidance, tools, and other resources to support your research efforts by topic area.

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