Offer Responsible Conduct of Research Credits at Your Event

Numerous events, seminars, trainings and workshops contribute to an environment that supports responsible and ethical research practices. These events, which are organized by offices across campus and by affiliated institutions such as Children’s National, may be eligible for Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) credits if they address any of the following topics:

  • Conflict of interest (personal, professional and financial);
  • Human subjects, animal research and safe laboratory practices;
  • Mentor/mentee responsibilities and relationships;
  • Collaborative research (including collaborations with industry);
  • Peer review;
  • Data acquisition and laboratory tools (management, sharing and ownership);
  • Research misconduct;
  • Responsible authorship and publication; or
  • The scientist as a responsible member of society.

Certain federal sponsored research projects require RCR training. Questions about whether the agenda of a specific event you are planning meets the criteria for RCR credits can be directed to the Office of Research Integrity at [email protected].

Benefits of Offering RCR Credits

  • Attendees learn RCR best practices while fulfilling sponsor training requirements.
  • Your event will be promoted to GW’s research community.
  • The Office of Research Integrity will provide RCR credits and RCR certificates to attendees.
  • You will be a part of supporting GW’s compliance with federal sponsor requirements.

What Will Be Required?

  • Submit your event for approval as meeting the criteria for RCR credits.
  • Once approved, the Office of Research Integrity will assist in promoting attendance.
  • Add RCR graphic and language to your outreach materials (flyers, emails, etc.) such as “Responsible Conduct of Research training credits and certificates will be provided to all attendees.”
  • Collect attendance and provide to the Office of Research Integrity representative supporting your event.

Once the Office of Research Integrity has received the attendance list, RCR certificates will be prepared and delivered to your event’s attendees.

For More Information

Send the details of your event to [email protected].