FIU RCR Resources

Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Grant Template Language provides a description of FIU’s formal RCR Training Program and suggestions for describing informal RCR instruction. It can be adapted for use in Institutional Training Grants, Institutional Career Development grants, Individual Fellowship Award, and Individual Career Development Award applications. Download the RCR Grant Template Language.

Federal RCR Resources

ORI Introduction to RCR by Nicholas Steneck, PhD – This booklet introduces the reader to the nine RCR core instructional areas in four sections that follows research from inception to planning, conducting, reporting, and reviewing research.” Note: The ORI booklet may take a few minutes to download, so please be patient.

The Office of Research Integrity (ORI) – US Dept. of Health and Human Services, has RCR (responsible conduct of research) educational resources in core instructional areas including, General, Data Acquisition, Management, Sharing, and Ownership, Conflicts of Interest and Commitment, Human Subjects, Animal Welfare, Research Misconduct, Publication Practices and Responsible Authorship, Mentor/Trainee Responsibilities, Peer Review, and Collaborative Science.

On Being A Scientist: Responsible Conduct In Research – This booklet makes the point that scientific knowledge is defined collectively through discussion and debate.

NIH RCR Requirements – Information on NIH’s Requirement for Instruction in the Responsible Conduct of Research.

NSF RCR Requirements – Information on NSF’s Requirement for Instruction in the Responsible Conduct of Research

NIFA Research Terms and Conditions – Information on USDA’s Requirement for Instruction in the Responsible Conduct of Research

NIH Reminder – Requirement For Instruction In The Responsible Conduct Of Research In NIH National Research Service Award Institutional Training Grants.

NIH Bioethics site – Sponsored by the National Institutes of Health.

Academic Institution RCR Resources

Applied Ethics and Ethical Theory – an excellent site for ethics students maintained by the University of California, San Diego.

Bio & Medical Research Ethics – Columbia University Ethics resource page

Center for Bioethics – at the University of Pennsylvania

Ethical Issues in Scientific Research – Research Triangle Park Chapter of Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society

Bioethics Research Library – Georgetown University

Program on Ethical Issues in International Health Research – Harvard School of Public Health

Responsible Conduct of Research – Columbia University ethical and policy issues course

Poynter Center for the Study of Ethics and American Institutions – Indiana University

Other RCR Resources

Online Ethics Center: Responsible Research

AAAS-National Academies Compilation of Resources on Scientific Misconduct and Research Integrity