Published: Aug. 7, 2023

The National Science Foundation (NSF) now requires Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) training for faculty and other senior personnel. This new requirement applies to proposals submitted on or after July 31, 2023.

NSF encourages researchers to explore training resources available through the Online Ethics Center. University of Colorado Boulder Researchers should complete RCR training through CITI. Updated modules related to mentor training and data management went live in July 2023. More information is available in the NSF PAPPG, Chapter IX.B.1.

NSF is emphasizing mentor training for faculty. There are several free resources to improve mentor/mentee communication.

Website resources – Mentor Focus

Online Ethics Center -

Labs That Work For Everyone (University of Illinois)- -

Center for the Improvement of Mentored Experiences in Research (CIMER)-

Workshops for faculty

Scientific Communication Advances Research Excellence (SCOARE) faculty workshop (two days with three-hour sessions)                                                      

Compass Leadership and Management training program (Geared toward faculty who have just started their lab or are about to, 6 weeks of meetings 2x a week).