It is the expectation of Partners HealthCare and its affiliated hospitals that all members of the PHS research community will perform their research in accordance with the highest ethical and professional standards. Principal Investigators, as leaders of scientific projects, are responsible for the scientific integrity of work undertaken in their laboratories and for mentoring the investigators, postdoctoral fellows, and students who work on these projects. Educating staff, fellows, and students in research best practices is the foundation for discouraging scientific misconduct and promoting research integrity.
Responsible conduct of research (RCR) training is required of students, trainees, and investigators with career development awards who are supported by National Institutes of Health (NIH) funds. New RCR standards were implemented by the NIH in January 2010.
As of January 4, 2010, the National Science Foundation (NSF) requires RCR training of undergraduates, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows with any NSF support.
Mary MitchellCorporate Director of Research Compliance, PHSmmitchell14@partners.org
RCR Attestation Form
RCR Attestation K-24-PI Form
RCR Refresher Course Attestation Form