New Requirement for Grads: INT 601 Responsible Conduct of Research

The UMaine Graduate School recently instituted a policy such that all graduate students pursuing a thesis that are admitted as of September 2014 must include the one-credit course INT 601 Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) on their program of study. This course is also required for all current students funded by NSF, NIH and other agencies requiring such a course. Other courses may be approved on campus in the future but this is the only course meeting the campus-wide and agency requirements currently. This course fulfills one of the six thesis credits required by the Graduate School so it does not increase the tuition cost for the graduate degree.

You can get a jump start on the 2014-2015 academic year by taking the course this summer.

What: INT 601 Responsible Conduct of Research (1cr)
When: M-F, 10:00 – 11:15, June 9 – June 20
Where: 336 Boardman Hall (limited to 15 on-campus students and up to 5 off-campus students who will participate live by distance)

Description: The course this summer consists of ten sessions involving one meeting per day for two weeks. If you have to miss more than two sessions due to conflicts you should wait to take the course some other time since active student involvement is required in all sessions. The syllabus for the course including the assignments for last semester may be viewed at

Please enroll through the Graduate School, Dianne Knight, 581-3219.

Instructor and Contact:
Professor Harlan Onsrud
School of Computing and Information Science