Responsible Conduct of Research
The University believes that training in the responsible conduct of research is an essential component of post-graduate education. For a number of years, several departments have been providing training in this area, each focused on issues related to their disciplines and utilizing a combination of didactic and small-group discussion based formats. For more than a decade, the National Institutes of Health have required training in the responsible conduct of research for students supported on training grants and individual fellowships. The National Science Foundation is now implementing a similar requirement, effective January 4, 2010, following Section 7009 of the “America Competes” Act.
Effective January 1, 2010, it is Princeton’s policy 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 Course Questions:
Cole M. Crittenden
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs,
Office of the Dean of the Graduate School
113 Clio Hall
4 New South