Responsible Conduct of Research Policies & Procedures

RCR regulations and guidance for principal investigators

Guidance for Principal Investigators Regarding RCR

BU’s RCR Plan

Boston University, in response to NSF requirements, adopted the BU RCR Plan in May 2010. The plan covers RCR responsibilities of principal investigators (PIs) on both NIH and NSF RCR covered awards. The plan assigns responsibility to PIs for assuring that RCR covered individuals participate in and complete RCR instruction.

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Regulations

NIH’s Update on the Requirement for Instruction in the Responsible Conduct of Research

NIH’s requirements for RCR

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NSF’s Implementation of Section 7009 of the America COMPETES Act

NSF’s requirements for RCR with their FAQs regarding the requirements

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NSF’s Frequently Asked Questions

NSF’s requirements for RCR with their FAQs regarding the requirements

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NIH Pre-Award Guidance for PIs on Covered Awards

PIs on NIH covered awards are required to submit an RCR Training Plan with their proposal. (The NSF does not require PIs to submit RCR Training Plans, but rather requires the institution to have a plan.)

The Research Compliance office has developed pre-award guidance documents to assist NIH PIs with RCR Training Plans in their NIH training grant proposals.

NIH Training Grants RCR Program Description for NIH Proposals