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RCR Standards and Resources
The Responsible Conduct of Research is required by multiple sponsors, but the National Institutes of Health (NIH) recommendations have been widely adopted as the standard for RCR training and education.

RCR Training
USA Seminar Registration
RCR Course Catalog
The DHHS Office of Research Integrity (ORI) has supplemented the NIH's recommendations by publishing guidance
on what ORI considers to be essential elements of an appropriate RCR program.

The rubric for RCR is as follows:
Research Misconduct

Conflict of Interest and Conflict of Commitment

Human Subject Protections

Use and Care of Animals

Data Acquisition, Management, Sharing and Ownership

Publication Practices and Responsible Authorship

Detecting Common Mistakes

Mentor/Trainee Responsibilities

Peer Review

Collaborative Science

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