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‘Responsible Conduct of Research’ Oct. 26-7

The Office of Research Compliance will conduct a two-day training session on Responsible Conduct of Research Oct. 26-27, 2011, 9 a.m- 4 p.m. each day, in 186 Stone Building. Speakers will include Earnestine Psalmonds from the National Science Foundation and Brooks Keel, president of Georgia Southern University.

This two-day session satisfies the requirements for training for both NIH and NSF.

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) requires that all trainees, fellows, participants, and scholars receiving support through any NIH training, career development award (individual or institutional), research education grant, and dissertation research grant must receive instruction in responsible conduct of research.

The National Science Foundation (NSF) expects institutions to be able to verify that those students (undergraduates and graduates) and postdoctoral researchers who receive NSF funds (support from salary and/or stipends to conduct research on NSF grants) will obtain RCR training.

Principal investigators are responsible for ensuring that training has been completed for these individuals as required by NIH and NSF. Failure to meet this requirement may impact the investigator’s ability to spend funds on the project.

All researchers who plan to seek funding from NIH or NSF will be required to provide proof of training as a prerequisite for funding. The office asks that participants plan to attend both days of the training session. Please register in advance by emailing Sherry Ritter at orc@uncg.edu. For those who are unable to attend both sessions we plan to have a video of the training available at a later date.

Director Eric Allen says, “Please join us for this fun and informative training session that will help you as a campus researcher meet the RCR requirements set forth by NIH and NSF.”