Research Conduct of Students - New NSF Requirement

Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Training - New NSF Requirement

As stated in the Federal Register (Vol. 76 No. 160), a new RCR training requirement became effective as a result of NSF's implementation of Section 7009 of the America Creating Opportunities to Meaningfully Promote Excellence in Technology, Education, and Science.  This section of the Act requires that "each institution that applies for financial assistance from the Foundation for science and engineering research or education describe in its grant proposal a plan to provide appropriate training and oversight in the responsible and ethical conduct of research to undergraduate students, graduate students and postdoctoral researchers participating in the proposed research project".

NSF PI’s are responsible for ensuring that all students and postdoctoral fellows involved on conducting their research undertake Pace University’s Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR)Training. Please contact Associate Dean Richard Schlesinger for course information. (See course outline below).

Additional information on the Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR ) is available from NSF and the Office of Research Integrity. An Introduction to RCR from ORI can be downloaded here: