Registration will close Wednesday, January 30, 2019.
IMPORTANT: You will need to bring your University of Delaware ID card for attendance tracking.
All members of the UD research community are encouraged and welcomed to participate in RCR training. In addition, several federal funding agencies have distinct requirements as to who needs to complete RCR training:
- Under the NSF policy: Undergraduate and graduate students, and postdoctoral researchers receiving NSF funding to perform research are required to complete RCR training.
- Under the NIH policy: RCR instruction is to be completed by all trainees, fellows, and scholars receiving NIH support through any NIH training, career development award (individual or institutional), research education grant, and/or dissertation research grant.
- Under the NIFA policy: Program directors, faculty, undergraduate students, graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and any staff participating in a funded research or research-related project receive appropriate training and oversight in the responsible and ethical conduct of research.
For many, training only needs to be completed once, either in-person at the RCR Conference or online through the CITI Program. Only those funded by NIH have additional requirements of taking the training during their early career stage and at a frequency of no less than every four years.
Online RCR training is also available throughout the year at www.citiprogram.org for all those required to fulfill instruction in RCR and are not able to attend an in-person session. To successfully complete training, the passing grade must be at least 85% overall. Once all required modules are completed in CITI, and a passing grade has been obtained, a completion report is sent to the Learner and a copy is automatically sent to the Research Office. More information about the RCR options at UD can be found on the Research Office website.