Responsible Conduct of Research & Scholarly Activity (RCR) is founded on core values such as those listed in the "ORI Introduction to the Responsible Conduct of Research"  published by the Department of Health & Human Services' Office of Research Integrity: 
Honesty, Accuracy, Efficiency, and Objectivity.

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RCR In-Person Training

RCR In-Person Training Sessions Now Being Offered

As stated in an email from the VPR, May 23, 2022, all research-eligible UK personnel and graduate students are required to adhere to the RCR in-person training mandate in addition to the online RCR course and must be completed biennially. (View the announcement here.)
 

The deadline to complete the initial RCR in-person training session is May 31, 2023.

ORI is offering the following one (1) hour sessions. Please keep in mind the sessions have limited seating availability. [Registration]

*Before attending the session, please ensure you have completed the RCR Basic online course.

If you would like to be an RCR Trainer for your area and/or other areas, visit our website for more information. [HTML]


iThenticate at UK

iThenticate@UK

As announced in the September 23, 2022 UKNow Newsletter and the Vice President for Research (VPR) email to UK faculty, iThenticate (plagiarism checking software) is now available for RCR-compliant full-time UK faculty.   

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Mandatory Annual Training

What is the University Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) training mandate?

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On July 17, 2020, the Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) issued an email requiring RCR training. The mandatory RCR training applies to all full-time faculty, staff, graduate students or trainees (undergraduates, postdoctoral fellows, visiting scientists) who participate in research or creative work. This mandate also includes any individual supported in part or fully through research funding, grants and contracts. Basic or Refresher online Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) RCR training requirements must be completed by eligible personnel annually. (As of August 2, 2022, the refresher course will be completed biennially. [HTML])


About the CITI RCR Course

This course provides an in-depth review of core RCR topics including case studies and video examples. 

The initial required modules are:

  • Responsible Conduct of Research Special Instructions;
  • Mentoring;
  • Peer Review;
  • Research Misconduct;
  • Conflicts of Interest;
  • Data Management; and
  • Reproducibility of Research Results.

Review of the required materials and completion of the quizzes will take about 30-35 minutes per topic. Courses do not have to be completed in one session. A minimum aggregate score of 80% is required to pass the RCR course. CITI allows you to retake the quizzes if you do not obtain the minimum score required to pass the course.