New NSF Requirement: Responsible and Ethical Conduct of Research Training

Author: Notre Dame Research Administration & Compliance

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has issued new guidance that now requires that all principal investigators, co-principal investigators, and senior personnel who are or will be, supported by NSF funds complete Responsible and Ethical Conduct of Research (RCR) training. This requirement will be effective for all proposals and awards beginning July 31, 2023.

To prepare for this new requirement, you can complete this training at any time, beginning immediately. It is accessible via the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) program. The CITI RCR training modules are tailored to specific areas of research, such as humanities, engineering, physical science, social science, and behavioral science. For information about setting up a CITI account or adding RCR training to your profile, please visit the relevant Notre Dame Research Compliance webpage.

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Important Links

NDR Compliance: Responsible Conduct

NSF Policy

CITI Training