Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Training

Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) training.

Dear Graduate Students,

At some point during the Astro five-year Ph.D. Program, your Princeton University funding may be allocated from a research grant provided by a professor's grant.

As you may be aware, many research grants from U.S. government agencies now include a statement similar to the following: “Responsible Conduct of Research formal instruction required for all students and post-doctoral researchers receiving support on this award.”  The term ‘responsible conduct of research (RCR)’ is wording for the code of ethical conduct generally agreed by experienced scientists to be the proper guide to behavior in the research arena.

In accordance with the RCR requirement, CITI on-line training module is available for Princeton students and postdocs.  It is advisable you complete the RCR Training as soon as possible and notify me of your training completion.  You will need to complete this training only once during your five years of studies at Princeton, and there is no fee for this course.  This certification may also be valid during any future postdoc positions.    If you should have any questions regarding this certification, please contact me.

Please enter the training via the following link, and take the "Physics Students and Postdoc" course.