RCR Training—USDA NIFA

NIFA’s RCR Training Requirement

NIFA requires all program directors, faculty, graduate students, undergraduate students, postdoctoral researchers and staff who are paid from NIFA grants receive training in Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR). The RCR training provided to each individual must be documented and is subject to NIFA review.

Full text can be found on page 5 of the NIFA’s February 2013 Agency-Specific Terms & Conditions (PDF). For newer versions of the NIFA Agency Specific Terms and Conditions please visit the NSF host website at http://www.nsf.gov/awards/managing/rtc.jsp

UF Requirement

In response to NIFA’s requirement, the University of Florida requires all Principal Investigators, faculty, graduate students, undergraduate students, postdoctoral researchers and staff who are paid (salary and/or stipend) directly from a NIFA sponsored project to complete the RCR Training provided through the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI). The CITI RCR Training is on-line and free. The CITI RCR Training covers the following essential RCR topics:

• Research Misconduct • Data Acquisition and Management • Responsible Authorship • Peer Review • Laboratory Animal Welfare • Human Subjects Protections • Mentoring • Conflicts of Interest • Collaborative Research •

Procedures