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Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR)

Purpose and Registration

The Graduate School in cooperation with the Office of the Vice President for Research has developed the Purdue University Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) program. The purpose of this program is to inculcate, promote and sustain an environment of research integrity in all graduate students, staff, and faculty at Purdue University.

Purdue University Graduate school recommends a multi-pronged approach to promote Responsible Conduct of Research:

  1. Attending workshops,
  2. Online training/tutorial modules, and
  3. Meeting Departmental or College expectations in Responsible Conduct of Research

Please Note: While departmental RCR requirements may vary, all graduate students are required to complete the CITI RCR training module within 120 days of starting a graduate program and every five (5) years thereafter. Please find the link to the module below.

Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) - RCR Course

RCR Workshop Registration:

RCR: What You Should Understand About Copyright Before Publishing Your Research: (2/7/20)

RCR: Research Integrity in Engineering and Technology - Authorship and Publications: (3/24/20)

RCR: Research Integrity in the Life Sciences - Authorship and Publication (4/14/20) 

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Responsible Conduct of Research

Means that one is honest in his/her academic and research endeavors, and strives to do the right thing by adhering to the best and highest ethical standards.

Purdue University Policies Related to Integrity

Means that one is honest in his/her academic and research endeavors, and strives to do the right thing by adhering to the best and highest ethical standards.

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Resources

The following direct links are provided as additional resources:

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