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Responsible Conduct of Research


As defined by the NIH, responsible conduct of research (RCR) promotes the aims of scientific inquiry, fosters a research environment that enables scientists to work together toward common goals, and promotes public confidence in scientific knowledge and progress for the public good.Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) training is mandated for undergraduates, graduate students, postdocs, and faculty funded by National Institutes of Health training grants and career awards. RCR training is also required for undergraduates, graduate students, and postdocs fellows funded by the National Science Foundation. Biomedical Postdoctoral Programs requires the training for all biomedical postdocs regardless of funding source and it is encouraged for all postdocs at Penn.

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