Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Training Requirement (Phase II) Update

Thursday, November 8, 2018
By Duke Office of Clinical Research (DOCR)

The School of Medicine (SoM) Faculty and Staff Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) program is expanding to offer more program options.

All Duke School of Medicine faculty and staff members engaged in research are now required to participate in RCR training on a routine, regular basis by completing:

  • One Online Self-Directed RCR course every 3 years

- AND -

  • One Collaborative Learning RCR course every 3 years

Online Self-Directed RCR programs currently available can be found on the SOM RCR 100 Program website.  Those persons who completed the RCR Self-Assessment or CITI RCR Course for the Phase I training deadline of June 30, 2018, have satisfied the Online Self-Directed RCR Course requirement.

More information about the Collaborative Learning RCR programs currently available and downloadable resources for leading an RCR discussion in your research unit can be found on the SOM RCR 200 Program website.  Those persons who have completed the RCR In-Person Workshop or attested to taking a Duke RCR course for the June 30, 2018 deadline, have satisfied the Collaborative Learning RCR Course requirement. 

Faculty and staff members engaged in research will receive emails annually with their current RCR training status and alerts before the deadline to complete each type of RCR training.  Faculty and staff members may check their RCR training status including all completed RCR courses through the Duke Learning Management System.  Please direct any questions about the SoM Faculty and Staff RCR Programs and RCR course completion to ASISTOffice@duke.edu or your departmental point of contact.  Click this link to find a list of points of contacts for departments.

We appreciate the continued support and feedback on the development and implementation of the SoM Faculty and Staff RCR program and look forward to working together to support our research community at all levels.