Responsible Conduct of Research

The Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Program at JSU is part of the educational and training activities of the Office of Research Compliance. RCR refers to the professional and ethical responsibility of researchers to conduct their research with honesty, accuracy, efficiency, and objectivity. Our goal is to develop and make available to the JSU research community programs and materials that will increase the knowledge of and facilitate the practice of responsible research. This effort is performed in collaboration with the Office of Sponsored Programs and HAZMAT Office.

RCR Education

In accordance with federal standards, responsible conduct of research education and training involves the following instructional areas:

  1. Animal Welfare
  2. Collaborative Science
  3. Conflict of Interest
  4. Data Management
  5. Human Subjects
  6. Mentorship and Training
  7. Responsible Authorship and Peer Review
  8. Research Misconduct


Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Program

CITI Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative

(Beginning July 1 2010, all researchers are required to take this online course).

The following guidelines and links are designed to give researchers access to educational and training resources.