BEARCORE Registration:

Registration IS OPEN for the May 29th & 30th, 2024 offering.

This session of BEARCORE is being run with both in-person and self-guided sessions and will take approximately 8 hours to complete.

Registration for the BEARCORE Program is through Workday. As a member of the Brown community you already have a Workday account; please login with your usual Brown credentials. 

There are two required in person training sessions; you must enroll and attend both days.


If the link above does not take you directly to the course, follow these instructions from the Workday landing page.

  • Log into Workday

  • Search: BEARCORE

  • Select BEARCORE: Responsible Conduct of Research 

  • Select offering and 

  • Check the box to select this session of BEARCORE

  • Click OK, then click Submit


The Brown Ethics And Responsible Conduct OResearch Education (BEARCORE) program is designed to educate early-career researchers, such as graduate students and postdoctoral researchers from a variety of academic fields on how to conduct their scientific investigations responsibly and with integrity.  BEARCORE is an in-person Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) training program that fulfills NIH and NSF requirements. 

While BEARCORE is used primarily by campus-based trainees and new researchers to fulfill NIH and NSF Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) requirements, it is open to anyone in the Brown community who is working or listed as an investigator on an RCR qualifying research grant that is administered through Brown.  In sessions where spaces are limited, enrollment preference will be given to campus-based NIH/NSF trainees. If you have questions about BEARCORE, please email Torrey Truszkowski.

BEARCORE Course Academic Year 2023-2024

BEARCORE is being offered May 29 and 30 in person. If you cannot attend this session, complete the Interest Form, the RCR coordinators will be in touch when the next session registration is available.  

In accordance with NIH guidelines, sessions will cover research related topics, including but not limited to, Research Misconduct, Rigor & Reproducibility, Data Management and Data Use, Conflict of Interest, Ethical Considerations in Human and Animal Research, and Authorship. Sessions are co-taught by Brown faculty members and subject matter experts with in-depth topic area knowledge. The sessions are predominantly case-based, and include mixed-media presentations, and discussions of hypothetical and real scenarios drawn from current literature and news media.  

NIH requires that RCR training be completed at least once during each career stage (i.e., undergraduate, graduate, postdoctoral, and faculty levels), and at a frequency of no less than once every four years. NSF defers to each institution to determine the frequency of RCR training for its NSF-supported trainees, and Brown encourages NSF trainees to follow the same training frequency requirements as those enforced by NIH.  

Post-docs and junior faculty who have completed RCR program(s) in the past may fulfill RCR program requirements of K- and F-awards by teaching or facilitating discussion sessions for BEARCORE. If you would like to discuss options for this opportunity, please email Torrey Truszkowski.

BEARCORE Registration:

Registration IS OPEN for the May 29 & 30offering. If you cannot attend this session, complete the Interest Form to be notified when the next session registration is available. If you have any questions about the BEARCORE program, please contact Torrey Truszkowski.

Prior BEARCORE Course Syllabi: 

  • Spring 2023 BEARCORE syllabus is available here.

  • 2022 BEARCORE syllabus is available here.

  • Fall 2019 BEARCORE syllabus is available here

  • ​Spring 2019 BEARCORE syllabus is available here.

  • 2018 BEARCORE syllabus is available here.