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Responsible Conduct in Research

As a premier academic and research institution, Vanderbilt University has an obligation to model, teach and actively promote the responsible conduct of research in scholarship and science. Research integrity is fundamental to good research and crosses all disciplines and areas of focus.

To that end, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in certain departments are expected to complete training in responsible conduct of research (RCR) and may have additional RCR discussion-based programs. The RCR training at Vanderbilt fulfills both the National Institutes of Health and National Science Foundation requirements in RCR. 

To find out if your department requires RCR training and to register, visit the Research at Vanderbilt’s Responsible Conduct in Research page.