Requirements for Coursework on Responsible Conduct in Research (RCR)

The requirement by the NIH for investigators to have "face-to-face" training in Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) can currently be met by completing the following core courses. These courses are part of the MSCR and PhD curriculum and utilize case-based discussions which is strongly encouraged by the NIH. The courses should be taken in the appropriate sequence as outlined in the degree program checklists:

  • CLR0016 – Spectrum of Methods in Clinical Research II

  • CLR0017, CLR0018, and CLR0019 – Clinical and Translational Research Journal Club and Seminar series

  • CLR0700 – Professionalism and Ethical Issues in Clinical Research

These courses also include curricular material relevant to rigor and reproducibility. Please note that if you are NIH funded, or plan to be, you are required to complete the GSBS RCR training, an 8 hour course directed by Matthew O’Connell, PhD, Senior Associate Dean for PhD Programs. This course is offered twice a year. For specific dates of this course offering please contact the Clinical Research Education Program Manager.

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