Responsible Conduct of Research

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Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) is a critical component of research training, and should therefore be an essential part of training for graduate students conducting research.  Generating ethically-minded researchers is a crucial step towards achieving “excellence” - a fundamental goal of University of Miami President Julio Frenk’s Roadmap to Our New Century. 

In Fall 2016 the University of Miami Graduate School implemented the initial phase of a comprehensive RCR training with the goal of helping set a high ethical research standard among its graduate student body. The proposed (approximately 15-hour) RCR curriculum includes topics on research misconduct, the mentor-mentee relationship, collaborative research, publication and peer review, authorship, data acquisition and sharing, among others.