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Responsible Conduct of Research Development Series

Important Note: Some RCR sessions have been rescheduled due to weather cancellations. Please scroll below for updated dates. 

The University of Texas at Dallas is committed to conducting research in a scientifically responsible and ethical manner, and expects all students and employees to follow relevant guidelines, policies, and regulations. Students, postdocs, faculty, and staff who participate in research at UT Dallas or any of its related centers or institutes may be required to participate in Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) training as part of their participation in federally sponsored research or as required in undergraduate or graduate research training programs. 

For certification, you must attend all classes in the series (using the MS Teams link below) and complete the on-line training module and assessment.

Please use the following link to join the session on the provided dates at 12 PM: 

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RCR will be conducted on the following dates from 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM:
•    Tuesday, February 2 – Introduction to RCR

  • During the Introduction to Responsible Conduct of Research session you'll learn the history of, and policies related to Responsible Conduct of Research, relevant terms, and reasons to conduct research in a responsible fashion.

•    Thursday, February 4 – Designing Your Research (part 1)

  • During this period of instruction led by Institutional Review Board Director Amanda Boone, you'll learn the history of human subjects research, the importance of the Belmont Report, and the role of the Institutional Review Board.

•    Tuesday, February  9 – Designing Your Research (part 2)

  • Robert McMinn, Technology Analyst in the Office of Technology Commercialization, will explain intellectual property (IP) basics, explain why UT Dallas is involved in the commercialization of IP, and a researcher's responsibilities and best practices.

•    Thursday, February  11  – Conducting Your Research (part 1)

  • Definitions, examples, case studies, and real world Conflict of Interest will be discussed with Conor Wakeman, Assistant Director in the Office of Research Integrity and Outreach, at this session.

•    Tuesday, February  23  – Responsibilities to Society

  • During this interactive RCR training, Dr. Nicole De Nisco, Assistant Professor in Biological Sciences, will discuss research integrity, public trust, and a researcher's responsibility to society as a scientist.

•    March 2 - Introduction to RCR

  • Introduction to RCR will be presented again for individuals unable to access the February 2nd event due to link issues. 

•    March 4 - Conducting your Research (Part 2)

  • Learn "industry" terminology, the difference between a gift and a contract, and the industry contracts process at this Responsible Conduct of Research session led by Brian Scott, Industry Contracts Manager.

•    March 9 - Reporting Your Research

  • Learn about research contributions and how they relate to authorship, the importance of abstract contents, and reporting your research issues you may encounter at this RCR session led by Dr. Benedict James Kolber, Associate Professor in Behavioral and Brain Sciences. 

•    March 11  – RCR Summative

  • During this Responsible Conduct of Research Summative, we'll walk through various case studies to review previously learned content from fabrication and plagiarism to ethical considerations in research.

Tuesday, March 9 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm

More dates through March 11, 2021

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Persons with disabilities may submit a request for accommodations to participate in this event at UT Dallas' ADA website. You may also call (972) 883-5331 for assistance or send an email to All requests should be received no later than 2 business days prior to the event.

Contact Information
Tiffany Willoughby
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