Who needs to take the face to face RCR course?

Face to face RCR instruction is required for many grad students and postdocs supported by NIH; those funded by NSF have the option of taking either this course or online instruction.  In years past, the course has had students attending from multiple (12) departments on campus.

Students or post-docs paid for by the follow NIH grants are required to take this RCR training. D43, D71, F05, F30, F31, F32, F33, F34, F37, F38, K01, K02, K05, K07, K08, K12, K18, K22, K23, K24, K25, K26, K30, K99/R00, KL1, KL2, R25, R36, T15, T32, T34, T35, T36, T37, T90/R90, TL1, TU2, and U2R. However, the NIH recommends all students take it and having taken the class helps with K series and F series applications.

See list of available courses which meet this requirement on the CU campus.

How to I register for GRAD 5000?
  • Graduate students should register for GRAD 5000 (Fall 2018 class 41437, Fall 2019 class 24511).
  • For Post-Docs we have created an extra-ordinary section of the class through CU Boulder Continuing Education. The extra-ordinary section tuition is $80. Alexa Van Dalsem at OCG says this $80 can be paid for by the grant that requires the post-doc to take the class. On the other hand, the grant that requires you to take the course is not required to pay for the course. Post-Docs will need to talk to your grant administrator about how to pay for the class. Post-docs will need to pay their tuition at the time of registration. The post-doctoral office has offered to pay the first 5 students a semester that register for the class.  Registration Instructions.
    • Note: If you have ever taken RCR in the past, the CCAR workshop can be complete instead of the GRAD5000 class.
When do I register for RCR?

Please register by the first day of the semester in the year you are required to take the course.

Additionaly, RCR is require every 4 years.

What is covered in GRAD 5000?

Why does responsible conduct of research matter
Data Reproducibility
Data Acquisition/Management
Intellectual Property
Collaborative Research
Cringe Moments
Conflict of Interest
Mentor/Trainee Issues
Research Misconduct-A guide
Research Misconduct-An example
Authorship, Publication and Peer Review Issues
Lab Safety
Protection of Human Subjects
Protection of Animal Subjects
The Scientist in Society