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Responsible Conduct in Research

Training undergraduate students, graduate students, and postdoctoral researchers in the responsible conduct of research is consistent with the mission of the University, the Office of Sponsored Programs and Faculty Development, and the commitment of faculty to encourage collaborative interaction and promote excellence in teaching and learning.
All undergraduate students, graduate students, and postdoctoral researchers at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh who are supported by funding, in full or in part, from the National Science Foundation for research or education activities must participate in and successfully complete training in the responsible conduct of research in order to comply with the America Creating Opportunities to Meaningfully Promote Excellence in Teaching, Education, and Science (COMPETES) Act (42 U.S.C.1862o-1), Section 7009. Undergraduate students, graduate students, and postdoctoral researchers supported by other funding sources, such as internal or external grants, may also be required by their faculty mentors to engage in responsible conduct of research training.

The current policy for Responsible Conduct in Research can be found here: Responsible Conduct in Research Policy

The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh’s responsible conduct of research training emphasizes instructional areas suggested by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Research Integrity and guidelines from the National Institutes of Health.  Students pay may be withheld until successful completion of training is verified.

Component I

Interactive online tutorials created by CITI Program (http://citiprogram.org/) will be made available to all identified undergraduate students, graduate students, and postdoctoral researchers.  The course content is tailored to the discipline.  The following Responsible Conduct in Research Courses (RCR) are available: RCR for Life Sciences, RCR for Social and Behavioral Science, RCR for Physical Science, or RCR for Arts and Humanities.  Training instructions for the discipline-specific Responsible Conduct in Research Course can be found here: RCR CITI Training Instructions
 
 

Component II
Undergraduate students, graduate students, and postdoctoral researchers who will be involved in conducting experiments with human or animal subjects require additional research training as prescribed by the Institutional Review Board (IRB) and the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC).

The undergraduate students, graduate students, and postdoctoral researchers should complete the additional training as set forth by UW Oshkosh if they will be engaging in research with human or animal subjects.

Human Subjects Research Training
Training in the ethical and appropriate use of humans as research subjects is required following regulations outlined in the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects “Common Rule” prior to engaging in human subjects research. The training is available through CITI Program (http://citiprogram.org/).
Human subjects research training instructions can be found here: IRB training page
Animal Welfare Training
Training in the ethical and appropriate use of animals as research subjects is available through CITI Program (http://citiprogram.org/) following regulations outlined in the USDA Animal Welfare Act and Public Health Service (PHS) Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals and through requirements established by the Association for the Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care (AAALAC).
Animal Welfare training instructions for CITI Program can be found here: IACUC training page
In addition to the CITI training, students, staff and faculty planning to work with animals must also complete a preliminary face-to-face training by the Laboratory Animal Manager and enroll in the Occupational Health and Safety Program. Please contact Sara Hagedorn (link: mail to hagedorns@uwosh.edu) to schedule this portion of the training.

 

Component III

All identified undergraduate students, graduate students, and postdoctoral researchers will engage in individualized instruction related to responsible conduct of research as part of their working relationship with faculty mentors. Given the diverse areas and experiences provided at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, it will be the responsibility of faculty mentors to devise and provide education that is appropriate for the content, context, and discipline of the research. Faculty mentors will submit verification to the Office of Grants and Faculty Development in Google Forms RCR Training Documentation Form confirming that suitable preparation in the responsible conduct of research occurred.  Principal Investigators/Project Directors are required to complete and submit this form one time for each grant received and revise if additional students begin work at a later date.
RCR Training Documentation Form

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