Responsible Conduct of Research Training

New federal regulations require all federally funded (NIH & NSF) trainees of specific programs to have at least 8 hours of face-to-face Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) training within one year. Once the training is complete, the training requirement is fulfilled for a period of four years. The Office of Research Compliance (ORC) and the College of Medicine have collaborated with the Graduate School to meet these federal requirements. A Scientific Communications (SC) course will be offered to all federally funded trainees in order to meet federal requirements. The SC course is a one-year course with many sessions on various topics.  A list of 5 sessions per semester have been identified and scheduled to meet the needs of the RCR training requirement. Each session will be 1 hour in length; therefore a total of 8 sessions must be completed in order to comply with the federal regulations.

This notice applies to the following programs: 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, and U2R.

ORC will track and maintain records of all sessions completed by UAMS federally funded trainees. Each session will be held in the Rayford Auditorium (Biomed II) on Wednesday afternoons from 2-3 pm. All federally funded trainees from programs listed above, must attend 8 of the 10 identified sessions within one year.

*Please note that trainees who have completed at least 8 hours of the Scientific Communications course within the past three years do not have to complete the training this year (if attendance can be verified). However, after a four year time frame, the course must be repeated.

Responsible Conduct of Research Training 2017 – 2018

Date

Description Lecturer 

August 16, 2017

 SCE Course Administration & Expectations

Mentor-Trainee Relationships

Prather

Sterba

August 30, 2017

Plagiarism

Sterba

September 20, 2017

ETHICS: Responsible Conduct of Research

Gottschall

October 11, 2017

ETHICS: Data Acquisition, Lab Notebooks, Management and Ownership

Prather

October 18, 2017

ETHICs: Publication Practice and Responsible Authorship Gottschall
January 24, 2018 ETHICS: Research Involving Animals (RCR)

Simecka

January 31, 2018

ETHICS: Diversity in the Workplace and Social Responsibility Sterba
February 7, 2018 Small Talk, Networking and Collaboration

Mayeux

February 14, 2018

ETHICS: Research Involving Humans Eisenberg
March 7, 2018

ETHICS: Peer Review and Conflict of Interest

Prather



For questions regarding RCR training, please call the Compliance Education Program Manager at 501.686.5186 in the Office of Research Compliance.