November 17, 2009
KEY ADMINISTRATORS/KEY SUPPORT STAFF
Beginning January 4, 2010, the National Science Foundation is requiring that institutions receiving NSF awards have in place plans to provide undergraduates, graduate students, and postdoctoral scholars supported on NSF grants with training in the Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR). While there is no requirement that training plans be submitted with proposals, we must certify that all eligible students and scholars receive some form of training and provide access to these training plans at the agency's request. Institutions are being provided maximum flexibility in creating and implementing RCR programs to meet this new requirement.
At UCSD, we recognize that there are differences between the education and research experiences of the target groups receiving RCR training, and we are designing programs and choices to meet these different needs. Current planned options for UCSD undergraduate students, graduate students, and postdoctoral scholars are listed below:
Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Scholars Existing courses and workshops are available through the UCSD Research Ethics Program at: http://ethics.ucsd.edu/courses/index.html