Training in the Responsible Conduct of Research


Coordinator for this page

Tania Johnson, Swarthmore College

Best Practices

Distillation of elements from the example policies. What are the elements that such a policy should contain?
      • Background: References to applicable federal regulations; Connection of RCR requirement to institution's mission; RCR Topics
      • Applicability: NSF- and/or NIH-funded only? All Federal? All/Most Students and/or Postdocs? All Faculty/Staff/Students?
      • Training: Online training/resources, Courses, RCR Workshops and Training Sessions, and/or Customized by PI
      • Timing: Before starting research? During research? By end of research? During academic year?
      • Monitoring: Sponsored Research Office? Business Office? Provost/Dean? PI? Department? Undergraduate Research Office?

Models & Examples

      • This table indicates which of the above elements are present in the policies of each institution that responded to the October 2011 survey.
      • The "Comments" column highlights notable features of an institution's policy and/or provides further clarification about a particular element.

All CLASP policies collected on this topic

Collected from October 2011 survey.

Amherst College Amherst, MA 01002
Bryn Mawr College PA
Carleton College Northfield, MN
Colgate University NY, Hamilton
Connecticut College Connecticut, New London
Hamilton College NY, Clinton
Hartwick College NY, Oneonta
Hope College MI, Holland
Kalamazoo College
Keene State College NH
Kenyon College OH, Gambier
Lewis & Clark College OR, Portland
Linfield College OR, McMinnville
Middlebury University VT, Middlebury
Norwich University VT, Northfield
Trinity Unversity TX, San Antonio
Union College NY, Schenectady
University of Hartford CT, West Hartford
Ursinus College PA
Wheaton College