Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Courses
Last Updated: March 2022
Some funding agencies, including the NSF and NIH, require certain members of the research team to receive training in the Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR). The requirements for many NIH research participants are met through participation in RCR courses offered by individual Tufts graduate programs, provided that the course covers all of the topics required by the funding agency. For individuals who are required to receive this training and are not eligible to participate in a program in their department or program, the Office of the Vice Provost for Research (OVPR) offers the following resources:
Tufts RCR Course
The OVPR offers RCR training courses. Enrollment is on a first come-first served basis. While all trainees are encouraged to enroll, priority will be given to those who need this training as part of a grant requirement. This course meets the requirements of both NSF and NIH RCR training.
Please Note: Each individual is reminded to please keep a copy of his/her certificate of completion. Principal Investigators are required to retain a copy of education certificates for all research team members; these documents are subject to audit.
Upcoming Course Dates (Fall 2023 – dates and times TBD)
Please visit these Tufts Learning Center links below for information about dates and times:
Once you enroll, you will be notified when your enrollment is approved.
(If you have never logged into Tufts Learning Center, log in at http://learncenter.tufts.edu/ to create your account automatically before clicking the enrollment link above).
Additional Online Training
This online training program only fulfills specific grant requirements and is provided by CITI.
- CITI Online training instructions
- Funding agency requirements