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Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR)

The National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) require that all graduate and undergraduate students, post doctoral fellows, and trainees supported by research funds from NIH or NSF must complete training in Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR). 

Saint Louis University policy requires completion of the following:

  • RCR online modules through the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI program). You will be required to register if new to the site.
  • A minimum of eight hours of face-to-face RCR training, consistent with NIH and NSF requirements. All required training must be completed prior to the end of the grant-funded activity. Early completion is encouraged. This training is also highly recommended for all other research positions, including faculty, regardless of funding source, or unfunded.

In order to meet the in-person requirement, Saint Louis University provides a series of two-hour topic focused workshops throughout the year for individuals to attend. Attending a minimum of four workshops will attain compliance with the eight-hour requirement for that person.

Policy for Responsible Conduct of Research Training for Students, Post-Doctoral Fellows, and Trainees Supported by External Funds

RCR Training Plan Template for Grant Applications

Register for a Workshop