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Responsible Conduct of Research

NSF funded research approved January 4, 2010 or later requires RCR training for all key research personnel by the project end date. For questions regarding specific training requirements for federally funded research, please contact the GVSU Office of Sponsored Programs

NEW - Responsible Conduct of Research online training now available! Go to to affiliate with GVSU and access the modules.

Research, scholarship and creative activities are central to fulfilling the mission of the Grand Valley State University. It is policy of the University that all employees, students, partners and affiliates always perform their roles related to research, scholarship and creative activity with ethical integrity. This requirement reflects a culture publicly committed to developing and fostering the highest standards of professional ethics. Research integrity is demonstrated in the decisions and actions that exemplify our core ethical values.

GVSU is currently developing a comprehensive RCR program - visit our website frequently for updates and additional information. Research Integrity and the Responsible Conduct of Research are extremely important considerations for researchers. The federal Office of Research Integrity (ORI) provides resources to educate about Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR).

Grand Valley Research Integrity Policy
Grand Valley Research Integrity Procedures
HHS Office of Research Integrity "Role of the Research Integrity Officer" Video

Grand Valley's Research Integrity Officer is Jeffrey A. Potteiger, Ph.D., FACSM, Dean of The Graduate School
Phone: 616-331-7207
Fax: 616-331-7317

Address: 310C Richard M DeVos Center
401 W. Fulton Street, Grand Rapids, MI 49504