Responsible Conduct of Research
(revised policy and plan, effective 1/13/15)
The University believes that training in the responsible conduct of research (RCR) is an essential component of post-graduate education. For a number of years, several departments have utilized a combination of didactic and small-group discussion-based formats to provide RCR training focused on issues related to their disciplines. For more than a decade, the National Institutes of Health made training in RCR for students supported on training grants and individual fellowships a requirement. The National Science Foundation implemented a similar requirement, effective January 4, 2010, following Section 7009 of the “America Competes” Act.
Effective January 1, 2010, Princeton’s policy is to provide education in the responsible conduct of research (RCR) to graduate students and post-doctoral researchers proactively as an important element in their training, and to undergraduates and other short-term researchers in compliance with regulations of federal research sponsors.
RCR Graduate Course Questions:
Graduate School Office
Associate Dean, Academic Affairs
113 Clio Hall
Christine Fecenko Murphy
Assistant Dean, Academic Affairs
009 Clio Hall
Introduction to the Responsible Conduct of Research by Nicholas H. Steneck