CaRES Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Training


CaRES Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Training, 2019

Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) is an essential component of research training. As an institution, UAB has a strong and ongoing commitment to the responsible conduct of research.  All CaRES interns are required to successfully complete the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiatives’ (CITI) online “RCR Abbreviated Course for Undergraduates” as part of the CaRES Seminar Series.  This short, introductory course in RCR covers the core norms, principles, regulations, and rules governing the practice of research that students engaged in short term research experiences should be familiar with. Specifically, the modules provide an overview of core RCR topics including authorship; collaborative research; research, ethics and society; plagiarism; data management; and research misconduct. Case studies and videos are used to supplement key concepts. 

CaRES interns are responsible for completing the 6 required modules in the online “RCR Abbreviated Course for Undergraduates” to obtain their certificate of RCR completion from CITI. It is estimated that each module will take 30 minutes or less to complete. 

CaRES interns must complete their training and email their certificate of completion to CaRES Program Director Dr. Peter Smith (prsmith@uab.edu) no later than July 5, 2019.   

Directions for registering and accessing the CITI “RCR Abbreviated Course for Undergraduates” are found in the accompanying PDF document.

Peter J. Smith, PhD
CaRES Program Director
April 8, 2019