Research at Salisbury University
The office of Graduate Studies and Research is dedicated to
assisting faculty, students and staff with writing proposals,
submitting and managing grants as well as
ensuring compliance with
all state and federal regulations.
As of January 4, 2010, all individuals conducting research
funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) are required to
complete Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) training.
Click here for specific policies regarding RCR compliance
Although training and compliance certification is required
only for those whose projects are funded through NSF, the office
of Graduate Studies and Research encourages all
faculty and student
researchers to take advantage of these free educational tools.
Responsible Conduct of Research
Online Training Modules
- Certification of completion for each module is valid for
three years. To
maintain your compliance certification, you must re-take the
training modules once every three years.
- All training certification records are maintained by the
Office of Graduate Studies and Research. Please contact us if
you have questions regarding your certification status.
- The below modules are delivered through
CITI (Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative)
. Please register/sign-in by filling out the
online registration form.
Select Salisbury University Courses;
Add a Course.
- Laboratory/Field Animal Welfare
Human Subjects Research
- Responsible Conduct of Research
Researchers who are working
on short-term projects (less than 30 days) will not be required
to complete all of the above training modules. Instead, they may
complete the following modified
program which satisfies the training requirements established by
Modified Training Module for
Another valuable resource that was developed by the Office of
Research Integrity is “The Lab.” In this training module, you
become the lead character in an interactive movie and must make
decisions about integrity in research that can have long-term
consequences. The simulation addresses Responsible Conduct of
Research topics such as avoiding research misconduct, mentorship
responsibilities, handling data, responsible authorship, and
questionable research practices.
To access this training module, visit:
If you have any questions or concerns regarding research
compliance and training, or if you are unable to access the
modules, please contact the Office of Graduate Studies and
Research at 410-548-3549.
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