Responsible Conduct of Research
What is the University’s policy on RCR training?
It is Princeton University’s policy to provide education in responsible conduct of research (RCR) to graduate students proactively as an important element of their training in compliance with regulations of federal research sponsors.
Who should receive training?
It is the Graduate School’s and the University’s expectation that ALL graduate students in the divisions of social and natural sciences and engineering receive RCR training during the course of their graduate education. The Graduate School views this training as a form of professional development for all students conducting research as part of their graduate education.
How do I fulfill this requirement?
Departments in the social and natural sciences and engineering have discipline-specific RCR courses that cover issues and problems graduate students are likely to encounter in their research experience.
For information on RCR courses for graduate students contact:
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
113 Clio Hall
Christine Fecenko Murphy
Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs
009 Clio Hall
For information on University compliance and policy contact:
Associate Dean for Research
91 Prospect St.
General information on RCR compliance please visit the Office of Research and Project Administration (ORPA)’s website.