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.
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.
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 410-548-3549.
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