To promote the responsible conduct of research, Research Compliance Services is developing a Responsible Conduct of Research Program. The program’s mission is to educate and participate in an ongoing dialogue to create an environment of robust, ethical performance of all research activities, including conflict of interest, mentor/mentee relationships, safety in research and research environments, collaborative research, peer review, data acquisition and analysis, secure data use and confidentiality, and responsible authorship and and publication. In support of this commitment and to fulfill funder requirements, UConn Health offers Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) training and education with the goal of engaging researchers in the exploration of best ethical practices. Projects funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), National Institutes of Health (NIH), and National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) have specific requirements regarding training in RCR.
NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 23-1) effective July 31, 2023
NIH new guidance on the format, frequency, and timing of RCR instruction February 17, 2022
NIH Requirement for Instruction in the Responsible Conduct of Research November 24, 2009