Graduate Studies & Research
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Research at Salisbury University

Research Compliance

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 regulations.

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 housed in the office of Graduate Studies and Research.  Please contact us if you have questions regarding your certification status. 
     
  • Before beginning your session, please make sure that  your speakers are turned on or you have inserted headphones into your computer, as some information in the modules is presented verbally.
  1. Research Misconduct (opens in new window and requires valid SU login)
  2. Data Management (opens in new window and requires valid SU login)
  3. Conflicts of Interest (opens in new window and requires valid SU login)
  4. Responsible Authorship (opens in new window and requires valid SU login)
  5. Mentoring Responsibilities (opens in new window and requires valid SU login)
  6. Peer Review (opens in new window and requires valid SU login)
  7. Collaborative Research (opens in new window and requires valid SU login)
  8. Financial Management (opens in new window and requires valid SU login)
  9. *Human Subjects
  10. *Animal Welfare
    *The above modules are delivered through CITI (Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative). You will need to go to their website and register by filling out the CITI online registration form. If you have questions, please contact the Graduate Studies and Research Office.

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 NSF.

Modified Training Module for Short-term Researchers

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: http://ori.hhs.gov/TheLab/  

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 410-546-2399.

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