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Responsible Conduct of Research

Principal investigators, students, post-doctoral researchers, and others involved in sponsored research have an obligation to ensure the responsible conduct of research (RCR).  Responsible and ethical research is critical for excellence as well as public trust, and education in the responsible conduct of research is essential to the preparation of future researchers.  The responsible conduct of research requires honesty (conveying information truthfully), accuracy (reporting results precisely), efficiency (using resources wisely), and objectivity (avoiding bias). 

The University's Responsible Conduct of Research Training Plan is available here.  The plan outlines training and reporting requirements and provides resources for implementing the plan. 

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