The NIH requires that all trainees, fellows, participants, and scholars receiving support through any NIH training, career development award (individual or institutional), research education grant, and dissertation research grant must receive instruction in responsible conduct of research (RCR). These updated guidelines include changes to requirements for who should participate, how often instruction should occur, and the form that instruction should take. Our revamped RCR curriculum for Biomedical PhD students was designed to exceed these NIH recommendations. Below you will find additional resources, including a draft narrative, to aid in the description of RCR training here at Duke for the purpose of grant applications. RCR Course Syllabi are available on the RCR and BIOTRAIN page.
- Update on the Requirement for Instruction in the Responsible Conduct of Research
- Draft Narrative - a sample RCR write-up for T32 training grants
- Draft Narrative - a sample Rigor and Reproducibility write-up for T32 training grants
- Draft narrative - a sample RCR write-up for individual training grants (e.g. F30, F31)
- NIH Office of Research Integrity RCR Objectives
- Enhancing Rigor and Reproducibility in NIH applications
- "On Being a Scientist: A Guide to RCR" free book download
Feel free to email us if you would like more information about RCR training and grant submissions.