UW Research

Required Training

NSF required Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Training for Graduate Student / Postdoctoral Researchers

RCR Training is intended to help sensitize the university research community to the wide range of ethical and professional issues that must be considered to ensure a climate of research integrity.

Who is required to take this training?

All University researchers* (including undergraduate students, graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, faculty and other senior personnel), supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF) are required to complete Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) training for new proposals submitted or due on or after July 31, 2023.

If you have questions, graduate students should contact their Graduate Program Advisor. Postdoctoral Researchers should contact their Departmental Administrator.

*As well as the cohort described above, researchers include Investigators, as defined in GIM 10, Principal Investigators (PIs) and co-PIs.

Summary of the requirement

All University researchers, including students and postdoctoral scholars, as well as faculty and senior personnel supported by the NSF are required to complete Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) training as required by the NSF’s Proposal and Award Policy and Procedures Guide (PAPPG).

Policy, Regulation & Guidance