Responsible Conduct in Research (RCR)

Division of Biology and Medicine Fall Training Sequence

The Fall RCR training sequence organized by the Associate Dean for Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies is required for all entering PhD students in the Division of Biology and Medicine. Others, including postdoctoral researchers, masters students and junior faculty with career development grants are welcome to participate by making a request to

The Fall 2016 session will begin on Tuesday, September 20, 2016 and will run for 7 weeks on Tuesdays from 4pm - 6pm.  First year PhD students in BioMed are required to take this training and your registration is automatic.  For all others, please register your intent to enroll by sending an e-mail to no later than September 5, 2016.    The expected syllabus and room location will be posted as soon as possible. 

This training fulfills NIH required training in Responsible Conduct of Research.

Fall 2016 Syllabus
RCR Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

Additional RCR Programming at Brown

RCR Refresher Training: The Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies offers refresher training for postdoctoral researchers and fourth-year predoctoral students in the Division of Biology and Medicine that satisfies the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and National Science Foundation (NSF) requirements for the Responsible Conduct of Research. The course comprises three in-person sessions lasting 1.5h each and is offered twice per academic year, once during the fall semester and once during the spring semester. To complete refresher training, trainees may attend all three sessions of a cycle OR participate in two sessions AND complete online Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) training.

For AY 2016-2017, RCR Refresher training will be offered:

Fall 2017: TBA; likely September, October, and November, with CITI certificates due in early December.

Spring 2017: 8:30-10am on Tuesdays: 24 Jan, 21 Feb, 21 Mar. If you choose the 2 session + CITI option, your certificate will be due on 18 Apr. Sessions will be held in the Petteruti Lounge in the Stephen Robert Campus Center.

Please register to indicate your preference.

Brown University Offices dealing with Ethical Issues in Research

Office of Vice President for Research
Office of Sponsored Projects
Research Protections Office
Brown University Libraries
Technology Ventures Offices
Office of BioMed Research Administration