The National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Science Foundation (NSF), and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) require certain categories of researchers to receive RCR training. However, RCR is increasingly viewed as an essential component of training regardless of a researcher's source of funding.
RCR consists of a basic course, refresher course, communicating research findings course, and facilitator guides. While particular emphasis is given to the educational needs of graduate students and postdoctoral researchers, the RCR series is suitable for any person involved in research ranging from upper-level undergraduates to established faculty and other professionals.
The RCR Basic, RCR Refresher, and Communicating Research Findings courses provide students or other researchers with foundational knowledge that can enhance the quality of in-person or virtual training. RCR trainers can use the RCR Facilitator Guides to develop and facilitate in-person or virtual training.
The RCR courses and facilitator guides were written and peer-reviewed by experts.
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Language Availability: English, Spanish, Korean
Suggested Audiences: Faculty, Postdoctoral Researchers, Principal Investigators, RCR Trainers, Staff, Students