The Office of Sponsored Programs assist faculty with any training or compliance required by their grant, their sponsor, or federal regulations.
If you are doing research on humans or animals, regardless of the funding source, you must apply for review by the IRB and/or IACUC committees.
Below are additional trainings and certifications required for specific funding sources. However, the office of Sponsored Programs encourages all faculty and student researchers to take advantage of these free educational tools.
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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.
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 any of the above the modules, please contact the Office of Sponsored Programs at 410-677-0047.