Responsible Conduct of Research Training

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.  All federally funded trainees from programs listed above, must attend 8 of the 11 identified sessions within one year.

**These will be LIVE classes held in the BM II Rayford Auditorium from 2-3PM** 

*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 Spring 2022


Description Lecturer 
** Zoom Links will be sent for each class**

JAN 19, 2022 ETHICS: Social Responsibility of Scientists (RCR)


FEB 2, 2022

Small Talk, Networking, and Collaboration (RCR) Sterba
FEB 9, 2022  ETHICS: Research Involving Animals (RCR)


FEB 23, 2022

ETHICS: Research Involving Humans (RCR) Miner
MAR 2, 2022 ETHICS: Peer Review and Conflict of Interest (RCR) Prather

For questions regarding RCR training, please contact  Nancy Rhea at 501.686.5186 in the Office of Research Compliance.