RCR NIH Requirement

Who needs NIH RCR training?  All trainees, fellows, participants, and scholars receiving support through any NIH training grant, career development award (individual or institutional), research education grant, or dissertation research grant must receive instruction in RCR. This NIH training policy applies to the following programs:  D43, D71, F05, F30, F31, F32, F33, F34, F37, F38, K01, K02, K05, K07, K08, K12, K18, K22, K23, K24, K25, K26, K30, K99/R00, KL1, KL2, R25, R36, T15, T32, T34, T35, T36, T37, T90/R90, TL1, TU2, and U2R. This policy also applies to any other NIH-funded programs supporting research training, career development, or research education that require instruction in responsible conduct of research as stated in the relevant funding opportunity announcements.

How can the requirement be met?  Currently, UConn offers two options to meet the NIH RCR requirement of at least 8 hours of face-to-face discussion.

In-person RCR Workshops:  Workshops are held annually throughout the month of February. Each attendee will need to attend at least 8 hours of unique presentation material. All sessions are one hour long, including both presentation and discussion. Presenters will be presenting at various different times throughout the month to accommodate class schedules.

Approved Department-Sponsored RCR Course:  Some departments may require that all of their students take an RCR course, regardless of involvement in federally-sponsored research. Department-sponsored RCR courses must be approved by the RCR Program Office within the OVPR.

When must training be completed?  RCR instruction must undertaken at least once during each career stage, and at a frequency of no less than once every four years.