Responsible Conduct in Research Training

In response to the mandate in the America COMPETES act, effective January 4, 2010, the National Science Foundation (NSF) requires that, at the time of proposal submission, the Authorized Organizational Representative certify that the institution has a plan to provide responsible and ethical conduct of research training to undergraduate students, graduate students, and postdoctoral researchers receiving a salary or stipend to conduct research from a NSF funded project, if awarded.

Effective January 4, 2010, a Central Michigan Principal Investigator (PI) receiving NSF funding which will provide salary or stipends to any undergraduate students, graduate students, or postdoctoral researchers conducting research is required to follow the university's plan in providing Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) training, which is linked below. Additionally, Central Michigan University strongly recommends all researchers take RCR training as understanding how to be a responsible member of the research community is key to being a researcher.

Federal Funding - non-NSF
This implementation plan applies to all federal sponsors requiring RCR training. If the federal sponsor has additional requirements not listed within this plan, ORGS will work with the PI to ensure the necessary RCR training requirements are fulfilled.


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