RCR Training

RCR Elements

Although there is not a single best way to conduct research or pursue creative activities, several common core instructional areas in RCR have been identified:

  • Data acquisition, management, sharing and ownership
  • Human participants (required if research involves human subjects)
  • Animal welfare (required if research involves live vertebrate animals)
  • Conflict of interest and commitment
  • Peer Review
  • Publication practices and responsible authorship
  • Collaboration
  • Mentor/trainee relationships
  • Research misconduct 
  • Intellectual property
  • Lab safety

Methods of Delivery

1. Part of the required training requirement can be met with online training. Appalachian offers the University of Miami's Collaborative Institutional Training (CITI) module on RCR.

For instructions on registering and completing the CITI training, click here.

2. In addition, faculty PI's are expected to provide experiential training through a variety of methods, such as:

  • One-on-one mentoring
  • Research methods classes when the above topics are included in the syllabus
  • Informal discussions
  • Videos (The Office of Research Integrity has developed a video, The Lab, for training purposes.  This is a direct link: The Lab.)
    • Research Protections has a dvd copy of The Lab, which can be borrowed for training.

You can contact Research Protections at compliance@appstate.edu to be added to a listserv which will provide upcoming RCR training opportunities.

PIs must provide documented evidence of training. Research Protections has suggested training record templates on the RCR Forms page.

Contact

Director of Research Protections
Robin Tyndall
828-262-2692
tyndallrs@appstate.edu

Assistant Director of Research Protections
Monica Molina
828-262-4060
molinamm@appstate.edu

Assistant Director of IACUC and IBC Programs
Shante' Mathes
828-262-2901
mathessc@appstate.edu

Compliance Coordinator
Dennis Gabriels
828-262-2721
gabrielsdl@appstate.edu

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