ANNOUNCEMENT TO DOCTORAL DEGREE CANDIDATES AND POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHERS
Registration for the Advanced Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR)
REQUIREMENTS FOR ONLINE PREPARATION FOR RCR WORKSHOPS:
Online Preparation (Step 1 of the Advanced RCR Program) was expanded as of September 1, 2013 to include two parts. To enroll:
Part A, go to Blackboard and self-enroll in the course entitled Introductory Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) (Ongoing) (about 1 hour; PowerPoint with quiz). To self-enroll: go to your Blackboard Learn homepage, click on the second tab all blackboard learn courses, and on the left hand side of that page search for RCR and the course will be displayed in a list.; and
Part B, go to the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative CITI and
- Sign up for a CITI account using your Boston University email address.
- Affiliate with Boston University (please note that if you affiliate with Boston University Medical Campus through CITI, you will not be able to access the RCR course).
- Enroll in and complete the BU RCR for Doctoral Candidates and Post-docs course (about two hours; three online modules with quizzes).
New RCR participants (those who commence the RCR program on or after September 1, 2013) must complete both Step 1A and 1B prior to attending any workshop or alternative RCR course. NO CREDIT WILL BE GIVEN FOR ATTENDANCE AT A WORKSHOP IF YOU DID NOT COMPLETE BOTH PARTS A AND B OF ADVANCED RCR ONLINE PREPARATION BEFORE ATTENDING THE WORKSHOP.
Continuing RCR Participants (those who commenced the RCR program prior to September 1, 2013 either by attending at least one workshop or by completing BU Advanced RCR Online Preparation in the old format) will be given credit for Step 1 upon completion of BU Advanced RCR Online Preparation in the old format on Blackboard. You will not be required to complete Part B of Step 1, although you are urged to do so for your own benefit.
RECOMMENDATIONS ON TIMING FOR RCR PARTICIPATION:
Doctoral candidates are recommended to complete Steps 1 (A and B) in the second year of their doctoral program; commence Step 2 (the four Core RCR workshops) in their second or third year; and complete the four workshops at the rate of one workshop per semester, so that all workshops are completed, at the latest, by the end of the fourth year.
Postdoctoral researchers are recommended to complete Step 1 as early as possible in their position at BU; commence Step 2 (the four Core RCR workshops) in the semester in which Step 1 is completed; and complete the four workshops at the rate of at least one workshop per semester.
Participants with NIH or NSF compliance requirements (of which your PI will inform you) must complete Step 1 within 30 days of receiving support from NIH or NSF. If you are a doctoral candidate or postdoctoral researcher, Advanced RCR Step 2 must then be commenced as soon as available and completed within not more than four semesters (not less than one workshop per semester).
Please register NOW for Summer 2014 Workshops at: http://www.bu.edu/phpbin/rcr/register/
To check the status of your attendance, please go to: http://www.bu.edu/orc/programs-committees/rcr/attendance/
YOUR FOUR WORKSHOPS MAY BE TAKEN IN ANY SEQUENCE AND ON EITHER CAMPUS
|At CRC: Photonics Center, Colloquium Room (9th Floor)
Workshop 1: Data Integrity – Tuesday, May 27, 1-3 PM
Workshop 4: Objectivity in Science – Tuesday, June 17, 1-3 PM
|At BUMC: School of Medicine, Hiebert Lounge (14th Floor)
Workshop 2: Collaborative Research – Wednesday, June 4, 1-3 PM
Workshop 3: Scientific Publication – Wednesday, June 11, 1-3 PM
FOR ASSISTANCE, PLEASE CONTACT THE RCR PROGRAM AT: RCR@bu.edu
For information on the overall RCR Program, including the changes, go to: http://www.bu.edu/orc/training/responsible-conduct-of-research/