Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) training fulfills regulatory requirements of the Public Health Service and of the National Science Foundation (NSF). The America COMPETES Act requires all students and postdoctoral employees funded by the NSF to receive RCR training; this requirement is integrated into the NSF Proposal Award Policies and Procedures (PAPP) Guide. One of the primary components of the guidance requires awardees to implement an institution-wide plan for delivering RCR instruction. USU must also be able to verify that all appropriate individuals have received the training.

The Research Scholars Certification Program (RSCP) has been adopted by USU as its response to the RCR training requirements outlined in the PAPP Guide. For a complete description of the RSCP, click here

Additional training available for compliance issues at USU

Training is available from a broad array of administrative departments throughout the university. Here are some links to available training sites: