Research Integrity and Compliance

Research Scholars Orientation

Increasing emphasis among Federal funding agencies is being placed on ensuring that students and post-doctoral fellows are exposed to and comply with societal standards for the Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR).  All trainees receiving funding from the National Science Foundation, the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, and from certain National Institutes of Health grants are required to participate in RCR programs.  In addition beginning this year, all doctoral students are required to complete RCR training as well. Utah State University provides this training for all individuals through its Research Scholars Certification Program.  It is offered without charge to all students and post-doctoral fellows.

Research Scholars Orientation acts as the cornerstone for a program designed to provide USU's students and postdoctoral fellows with the knowledge they need to meet society's expectations for conducting research with integrity.


August 21, 2014

2:30 - 4:30 p.m., ESLC 130

[or] August 22, 2014

2:30 - 4:30 p.m., ESLC 046 (NOTE room change)



2:30-2:35 Introduction and Housekeeping
Russ Price, Fed. Compliance Manager
2:35-3:00 Mentor/Trainee Relations
Mimi Recker, Professor, ITLS
3:00-3:40 Research Misconduct and Conflicts of Interest
Russ Price
3:40- 4:10 Collaborative Science;
Melanie Domenech Rodriguez, RGS Assoc. VP and Dean
4:10- 4:30 Case Study Russ Price

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