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Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR)

    Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR)
    RCR Training Program
    RCR Seminar Schedule
    CITI RCR Modules
    Lectures & Discussions Eligible for RCR Credit
    RCR Training Plan Description for Grant Applications
    Responsible Conduct of Research FAQs
    "On Being a Scientist"
    AAMC Compact Between Postdoctoral Appointees and Their Mentors

  • Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR)

    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 Mitchell
    Corporate Director of Research Compliance, PHS​​

    For all RCR inquiries: Danielle Morin​
    Senior Research Compliance Coordinator​