University Implementation Plan
The University plan requires that all federally funded students and post-docs receive RCR training. In some cases—e.g., undergraduates doing summer research, Visiting Student Research Collaborators (VSRC’s), and short-term post-doctoral researchers—training by on-line means (such as an appropriate CITI module) is acceptable.
The University plan assumes and expects that all graduate students in the divisions of the social and natural sciences and engineering, as part of their doctoral or research master’s education, receive RCR instruction by means of a course, and that post-doctoral researchers, with the exception of those mentioned above and unless they have taken an equivalent course previously, receive RCR instruction by means of a course.
Successful completion of an RCR course is mandatory unless researchers can present documentary evidence (e.g., certificate of completion or copy of an undergraduate or graduate transcript showing successful completion of an RCR course) that they have already received RCR training consistent with the University requirement.