Researcher Responsibilities

All researchers are expected to engage in a responsible conduct of research training as an essential component of promoting research excellence. 

Principal Investigators (PIs) are responsible for:

  • Identifying those individuals working on their sponsored projects who must receive RCR training
  • Determining the most appropriate format, content and instruction for RCR training in line with sponsor requirements
  • Determining if a funder has requirements for RCR and developing a RCR plan that meets those specific requirements
  • Reporting as required under the terms of the specific funding program
  • Submitting a RCR training plan prior to the expenditure of any sponsored research funds
  • Maintaining documentation of completion of RCR training for all applicable personnel

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