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Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Cerificate

The Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Certificate acknowledges the study of the ethical issues involved in research and is designed to promote RCR instruction in areas such as animal welfare, authorship, collaborative science, conflict of interest, data management, human subject protections, mentor/trainee responsibilities, peer review, and research misconduct. For individuals receiving support from federal funding agencies, RCR instruction must be undertaken at least once during each career stage, and at a frequency of no less than once every four years. 

To enroll in the RCR certificate, first enroll in the RCR certification course by logging in to the University of Utah's Research Education (REd) portal. Then enroll in each individual course following the links below.

Core Classes (all 4 must be completed):

  1. Foundations of Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR)
  2. Case Studies in the Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR)
  3. Research Participant Advocacy and the Informed Consent Process
  4. Introduction to Research Mentoring

Elective Classes (at least 1 must be completed):