RCR Training and Education at Grand Valley State University

Grand Valley State University offers training and educational opportunities for those involved in all aspects of research. GVSU's RCR program satisfies both the NIH and NSF requirements by incorporating online and face-to-face training.

Online Training

GVSU has selected the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) course in the Responsible Conduct of Research to provide a basic training in RCR. The training is completed online and consists of the following modules:

  • Introduction to the Responsible Conduct of Research
  • Research Misconduct
  • Data Acquisition, Management, Sharing and Ownership
  • Publication Practices and Responsible Authorship
  • Peer Review
  • Mentor and Trainee Responsibilities
  • Animal Welfare
  • Conflicts of Interest and Commitment
  • Collaborative Research
  • Human Subjects

In order to make the training as meaningful as possible, Principal Investigators should select the appropriate RCR program from one of the following areas:

  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • Humanities
  • Engineering
  • Administration

Face-to-Face Education

Individuals must complete the following:

Research Ethics Conversations

Research Ethics Conversations are offered regularly and are facilitated by the Center for Scholarly and Creative Excellence. Sessions consist of an hour long lecture and discussion. Individuals will attend at least 6 conversations offered in a year. Topics covered include:

  • Animals in Research
  • Authorship
  • Biosafety & Lab Safety
  • Collaboration in Research
  • Conflict of Interest
  • Export Controls
  • Human Subjects in Research
  • Intellectual Property
  • Peer Review
  • Research Misconduct