Spring 2017 Advanced Responsible Conduct of Research Workshop Registration

ADVANCED RCR TRAINING: Doctoral candidates and post-doctoral researchers who have an RCR compliance requirement due to funding by an NIH training grant or a NSF research grant must complete the online Introductory (Step 1) & Intermediate (Step 2) RCR training modules before participating in the four Advanced RCR live workshops. Grant funded individuals, meanwhile, are required to complete Steps 1 and 2 within 30 days of the start of funding and to complete all four live, advanced RCR workshops within two years.

All other doctoral and post-doctoral researchers who will be taking advanced RCR training, including those who are meeting a departmental mandate, must also first complete Steps 1 and 2 before registering for the four workshops. Doctoral students should complete all four workshops by the end of their fourth year. Postdoctoral researchers are recommended to complete Steps 1 and 2 as early as possible and commence the four RCR workshops in the semester in which online preparation is completed. We recommend that they complete the four workshops at the rate of at least one workshop per semester.


Step 1: Introductory RCR Principles
1. Log in to your Blackboard Learn homepage
2. Click on the second tab: All Blackboard Learn Courses
3. On the left hand side of the All Blackboard Learn Courses page search for “RCR”
4. Select Introductory Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) (Ongoing) from the list and follow directions

Step 2: Intermediate RCR Principles
1. Sign up for a CITI Account
2. 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)
3. Click “Add a Course or Update Learner Groups”
4. Select “Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR Courses)”
5. Select “BU RCR Program for Doctoral candidates and Post-Docs: All Audiences”

Register for Spring 2017 workshops here, and check which workshops you’ve already completed here.


Charles River Campus (Metcalf Trustee Ballroom, 1 Silber Way 8th Floor):

  • Workshop 1: Data Integrity – Wed Feb 1, 1-3 PM
  • Workshop 2: Collaborative Research – Tues Feb 7, 1-3 PM
  • Workshop 3: Scientific Publication – Wed Feb 8, 1-3 PM
  • Workshop 4: Objectivity in Science – Tues Feb 14, 1-3 PM
  • Workshop 1: Data Integrity – Tues Feb 21, 1-3 PM
  • Workshop 2: Collaborative Research – Tues Feb 28, 1-3 PM

Medical Campus (Hiebert Lounge, School of Medicine 14th Floor)

  • Workshop 3: Scientific Publication – Thurs Feb 2, 1-3 PM 
  • Workshop 4: Objectivity in Science – Wed Feb 22, 1-3 PM

Find more information on the RCR Program here.
For assistance or questions: burcr@bu.edu

Alan Fine, MD
Professor of Medicine
Director RCR Program

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