Research Conduct of Students
Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Training
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.
Additional information on the Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR ) is available from NSF http://www.nsf.gov/bfa/dias/policy/rcr.jsp and the Office of Research Integrity. An Introduction to RCR from ORI can be downloaded here: http://ori.dhhs.gov/documents/rcrintro.pdf.
To be in regulatory compliance with grants to Pace University from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Pace University uses the regulatory compliance modules provided by the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI). To begin CITI training, go to this link to register: (https://www.citiprogram.org). Principal Investigators are responsible for ensuring that all students and postdoctoral fellows involved in conducting their research are certified by CITI.