Responsible Conduct of Research Training

Before you can work in a lab, you need to document your Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) training.

  • Undergraduates (that perform research for volunteer, course credit, or pay) are required to complete an online RCR training program, which takes about 3 hours.

    To access online RCR training:

  • M.S. students are required to complete an online RCR training program (which takes about 3 hours) AND participate in two hours of in-person RCR training.

    To access online RCR training:

    • Visit the UAB RCR website.
    • Follow the steps outlined in the How to Access Online Training section.
    • Once you have completed the online RCR training, email a digital copy of the online training transcript to Dr. Melissa Harris (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

    In-person RCR training sessions will be offered once in the Fall semester and once in the Spring semester.

  • Ph.D. students must complete the GRD 717 course (or its equivalent) prior to advancement to candidacy.

  • Postdoctoral trainees must complete the GRD 717 course (or its equivalent) within the first year of training. Details for postdocs to register for GRD 717 (without charge) can be found on the Office of Postdoctoral Education website.

Contact

Dr. Melissa Harris
Biology RCR Coordinator
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