Responsible Conduct of Research
RCR Training Options
The University has established multiple options for satisfying RCR requirements, including both on-line and in-person trainings:On-line - Through Rascal, individuals can access an on-line course created and maintained by the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI), a nationally-recognized source for research-related training. Learners are required to complete up to nine RCR modules:
- Research Misconduct
- Conflicts of Interest
- Publication Practices and Responsible Authorship
- Data Acquisition, Management, Sharing and Ownership
- Mentor/Trainee Responsibilities
- Peer Review
- Collaborative Science
- Human Subjects Protection
- Working with Animal Subjects (biomedical researchers only)
Established Columbia Courses - The University currently offers two established RCR courses, either of which will satisfy both the NIH and the NSF requirements:
Morningside - Research Ethics. Permission of instructor required.
CUMC - Responsible Conduct of Research and Related Policy Issues Note: This course (or an equivalent departmental training program) is currently required for all biomedical PhD students. Permission of instructor required.