Indiana University takes a strong, proactive approach to foster a culture of research integrity and maintaining the public trust in research, including promoting education in and resources for the responsible conduct of research (RCR) to:
- Enhance skills for ethical decision making in research;
- Provide an open forum for questions, concerns and challenges;
- Increase awareness of ethical concerns related to the conduct of research; and
- Improve understanding of the consequences of unethical conduct in research;
While RCR is important for all researchers, for some members of the research community it is mandatory. If your research is supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) or the National Science Foundation (NSF), you may be required to complete a program of education in RCR. Find below description of RCR topics and what is required by certain NSF and NIH funding mechanisms.