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RCR Recommended Plan for Responsible Conduct of Research, by Career Stage

The matrix below does not limit any individual, in any career stage, from fulfilling additional RCR goals; it is designed as a guide to assist the Principal Investigator in writing a formal RCR plan. CITI course completion is confirmed by DOR for all students paid on an NSF or NIFA grant.

Items (1) – (4) are further detailed on the UH RCR Resources page.

Ways to fulfill RCR requirement

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Career Stage

CITI RCR Online Training
(1)

Completion of Didactic Course
(2)

Attending seminar or panel, auditing didactic session in RCR areas
(3)

Teaching single-topic course sessions, seminars, panels
(4)
Mentoring (as mentor OR mentee; requires documentation of content and hours) Other (requires explanation and documentation of content and hours) Ex: recurrent project meetings introduced by RCR training or case studies, Independent reading of educational resources listed on RCR website)

Students paid from NSF or NIFA grants


*Minimum requirement; additional education encouraged

(as mentee)

Individuals with a limited term appointment (<1 year)


*Minimum requirement; additional education encouraged

(as mentee)

Special note for each career stage listed below.

NIH trainees on the following grant types must log a minimum of 8 contact hours: D43, D71, F05, F30, F31, F32, F33, F34, F37, F38, K01, K02, K05, K07, K08, K12, K18, K22, K23, K24, K25, K26, K30, K99/R00, KL1, KL2, R25, R36, T15, T32, T34, T35, T36, T37, T90/R90, TL1, TU2, U2R.

Online training alone is not sufficient. Substantial face-to-face discussion, combination of didactic and small-group discussions (e.g. case studies), and participation of research training faculty members in instruction are highly encouraged.

Undergraduate students


(as mentee)

Post-baccalaureate (Master’s) students


(as mentee)

Predoctoral (PhD-seeking) students

√ (if not already taken previously, or additional course)
(as mentee)

Postdoctoral fellows and Junior faculty (ex. NIH F32 postdocs and K-award faculty)

√ (if not already taken previously, or additional course)
(as mentee)

Continuing faculty engagement in RCR (RCR hours are required every 4 years). Should include a combination of learning, teaching, mentoring.

√ (if not already taken previously, or additional course)
(as mentee)