The fall session of Responsible Conduct of Research (“RCR”) is scheduled for Friday, August 25th. The training will focus on ethical issues in research and be divided into three sessions. The first session will be a presentation by Dr. Tim Barth, Associate Dean of Research on important RCR topics including Conflict of Interest, Research Misconduct, Data Management and Authorship, and Human and Animal Subjects research. The second session will offer an interactive case study on research misconduct. Lastly, the third session will provide an overview of the various research committees. All students (graduate or undergraduate) who are paid from any grant and all postdoctoral researchers are required to attend this training. Please register by sending an email from your TCU email address to email@example.com
The Office of Research hosts an annual orientation for new and junior research faculty to provide an introduction to our office staff and the services we provide, as well as an overview of applicable law and TCU policies and responsible conduct of research training.
Breakfast and Lunch provided.
- The secret to getting human subjects research approved by the TCU IRB is knowing what issues the IRB has to address in order approve research and giving them the information that they need.
- Join us on October 17th from noon until 4:00 pm to learn the secret from Jeffrey M. Cohen, PhD, the Office of Research, and the TCU IRB.
RSVP required. Contact the Office of Research for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
On Demand Training
The American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (“AALAS”) offers a free training course that is designed primarily for staff performing research that involves the use of laboratory animals and for IACUC members, but veterinarians, senior husbandry staff and anyone interested in learning more about how animal research must be conducted will likely find the course materials useful as well.
Online RCR Training through CITI
The Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) offers online training in research integrity. TCU has an institutional subscription to CITI in order to provide this background training free of charge for all researchers working at TCU, whether graduate students, undergraduate students, postdoctoral researchers, or faculty.
If CITI is required or recommended for your research, use the above link to access the CITI website. On the home page, choose “Create an account.” Then select Texas Christian University as your Organization Affiliation, set up a username and password, and sign-up for courses. At Step 7, under Question 2, Responsible Conduct of Research, choose the training closest to your field (i.e. “Physical Science RCR” “Humanities RCR,” “Biomedical RCR,” etc.). You will recieve an e-mail promptly with your CITI i.d. number and login confirmation, and can begin completing your course(s) immediately.