Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Training Requirement

All students enrolled in graduate research masters (thesis) or doctoral programs must receive one credit of RCR training prior to completing the degree, preferably prior to commencing the research. At the advisory committee’s or Graduate Coordinator’s discretion, this credit may be substituted for one of the 6 required thesis/dissertation credits (XXX 699). Students must take the RCR training before the commencement of the fourth credit of XXX 699. The Graduate School will provide a list of acceptable options for fulfilling the RCR training requirement. RCR Courses Approved by the Graduate Board:

  • BIO 505 – Professionalism in Biology (2 cr)
  • CMJ 600 – Introduction to Graduate Study in Communication (2 cr)
  • EHD 657 – Practicum in Doctoral Research: Part II (3 cr)
  • FSN 524 – Responsible Design, Conduct and Analysis of Research (3 cr)
  • INT 601 – Responsible Conduct of Research (1 cr)
  • PSY 603 – Ethics and Professional Problems (3 cr)
  • SFR 521 – Research Methods (3 cr)
  • SMS 691 – Marine Science Seminar (1 cr)

Updated May 7, 2019


For more information on research compliance, please visit the Office of Research Compliance website