There is no set method that applies to all scientific research across the varied disciplines. However, there are important shared values including honesty, accuracy, efficiency and objectivity, which apply universally in the responsible conduct of research. The public who funds so much of the scientific research demands the highest ethical standard from the research community. Therefore NIH and NSF have implemented Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) training requirements.
NIH requires RCR training on training grants, individual fellowships, career awards or other grant programs with a training component. The NH-INBE grant has a significant training component and therefore it is important for those NH-INBRE trainees to receive RCR training.
INBRE partners may develop their own training programs that follow the NIH guidance (Notice Number: NOT-OD-10-019) or may select on line courses with the addition of face to face discussions lead by research training faculty. NH-INBRE will offer to conduct RCR training classes at partner institutions upon request.
NH-INBRE Partner Training links:
Keene State University: http://www.keene.edu/policy/research.pdf
Plymouth State University: http://www.plymouth.edu/office/sponsored-programs/policies/external-policies-and-procedures/
Online Resources from the HHS Office of Research Integrity: http://ori.hhs.gov/