Research

Content Areas

Fifteen areas of responsible conduct of research have been identified as essential areas of knowledge for students by the federal government. The table below summarizes the content areas and where graduate students may be exposed to this content. Detailed learning objectives for each content area except Human Subjects, Animal Subjects, and Intellectual property are also available.

RCR Content Area Basic RCR Training Advanced RCR Training Program Specific Training
Treatment of data

X

 

X

Errors and Negligence

X

 

 

Mentor/Trainee Responsibilities

X

 

 

Misconduct

X

X

 

Ethical Standards (legal, institutional and discipline-based)

X

X

 

Violations and Sanctions

 

X

 

Publication Practices and Responsible Authorship

 

X

 

Allocation of Credit

 

 

X

Peer Review Process

 

X

 

Collaborative Science

 

X

 

Conflict of Interest

 

X

 

Societal Expectations

 

X

 

Human Subjects

 

 

X

Animal Subjects

 

 

X

Intellectual Property

 

 

X