UW Research

Required Training

USDA-NIFA Requirements Responsible Conduct of Research

RCR training is now required for all Principal Investigators, Key Personnel, and Investigators participating in National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) sponsored research.

Who is required to take this training?

All Principal Investigators, Key Personnel, and Investigators participating in National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) sponsored research.

Summary of requirement

  • Encourage best practices in the conduct of research and scientific investigations.
  • Foster an ability to recognize an ethical choice and the ability to make a principled decision.
  • Provide accessible educational opportunities and resources designed to help students and postdoctoral researchers meet the America COMPETES Act Responsible Conduct of Research training requirements.

Drivers

USDA Responsible and Ethical Conduct of Research