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UW–Madison strives to foster the highest scholarly and ethical standards among its students, faculty, and staff. Several federal requirements ensure that those conducting research are trained in responsible conduct of research.
Individuals subject to federal responsible conduct of research requirements to complete training in research ethics.
UW–Madison mandates individuals subject to federal responsible conduct of research requirements to complete training in research ethics. This includes individuals supported by National Science Foundation (NSF) awards; U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA NIFA) awards; and National Institutes of Health (NIH) training grants.
Training requirements vary by agency; UW–Madison agency-specific responsible conduct of research policies and guidance are included on individual agency pages.
Funding-Agency-Specific UW–Madison RCR Policies
National Institutes of Health: UW-Madison NIH RCR Policy requires a minimum of eight hours of face-to-face training every four years for trainees, fellows, participants, and scholars supported by some types of D, F, K, R, T, and U awards. At UW–Madison, the plan for meeting these requirements is included in the grant application.
National Science Foundation: UW-Madison NSF RCR Policy: All undergraduate students, graduate students, and postdoctoral researchers supported by NSF research funding at the UW–Madison must take the Responsible Conduct of Research course in Canvas.
U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Institute of Food and Agriculture: UW–Madison NIFA RCR Policy: At UW–Madison, principal investigators, co-investigators, and participants supported by a USDA NIFA award must take the "Responsible Conduct of Research" course in Canvas. This includes, but is not limited to, undergraduates, graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and sub-recipient participants.
USDA NIFA Capacity (142) Awards: All UW–Madison active principal investigators, co-investigators, undergraduate students, and graduate students supported by 142 Hatch funds, must receive responsible conduct of research course in Canvas.