Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Training Program

Monday, January 29, 2018
By Holly Tiemann

The School of Medicine is launching a new Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) program for faculty and staff engaged in research.

As part of this initiative:

  1. All Departments/Centers/Institutes must have a Scientific Culture and Accountability Plan (SCAP) that is available on your website and actively disseminated to your faculty & staff.
  2. All faculty and staff engaged in research must complete RCR training no later than June 30, 2018. Our team has been working to develop and finalize the various offerings, any of which will satisfy the RCR training requirement:
  • The CITI online RCR Duke Health module is now available. The module contains 10 required and 2 elective modules including a Duke-specific scenario. Instructions for completion are available online on the RCR website.
  • The first interactive workshop has been scheduled for February 23, 2018 in the Great Hall at Trent Semans from 9-11:30 am. An official announcement with agenda, speakers, and registration information is forthcoming. Workshops will be held monthly through June 2018.
  • An online competency test will be available early February 2018. Successful completion will require a single-attempt high passing score.

The ASIST team is eager to work with you to develop or revise your SCAP as well as support RCR training for your faculty and staff.

Additional information can be found on the newly launched RCR website.  Questions may be directed to