The University of Arizona

RCR Workshops

RCR Contact

RII Training & Education Team
Research, Innovation & Impact

The following responsible conduct of research (RCR) workshops are open to all members of the campus community and required by certain individuals funded through NIH, NSF, or NIFA. Each workshop may count toward an RCR Certificate. See RCR Certificate Program and Federal Requirements for details on who is required to receive RCR instruction and the process for fulfilling those requirements.

With questions about access or to request any disability-related accommodations that will facilitate your full participation on these workshops, such as ASL interpreting, CART captioning, captioned videos, Braille, wheelchair access, or electronic text, etc., please contact the RII Training & Education Team at

Registration, Virtual Attendance Policy, and Participation Expectations: Please Read!

  • Registration is Required: 

    Participants are required to register with a University email address. Sharing the join URL/meeting ID with non-registered persons will not provide access to the meeting. 

  • RCR Virtual Workshop Attendance Policy:
  1. Participants must use a desktop/laptop or smartphone to receive attendance credit. Audio-only is not acceptable, as this will prevent full participation in the workshop.
  2. For attendance tracking purposes, and to facilitate participation, you should use your preferred name as your Zoom handle (name that appears when you join the meeting).
  3. Participants who join the meeting more than 10-minutes late or leave more than 10-minutes early will not receive RCR credit. Abuse of the 10-minute grace period can result in loss of RCR credit.
  • Participation Expectations: Participants are expected to engage in the workshop discussion/activities through chat, nonverbal feedback, and voice discussion, as requested by the instructor.


Fall 2020 Virtual Workshop Schedule


Ethics of Collaborative Research and Working with Industry (RCR Elective)[ENROLL]

When: Thursday, November 19, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm 


  • Dr. Steve Harsy, Director – Sponsored Projects and Contracting Services
  • Dr. Kaushik Balakrishnan, Research Development Associate – Research Development Services
  • Dr. Ron Hammer, Co-director - Clinical Translational Sciences

Description: Covers the ethics of and best practices for conducting collaborative research and scholarship. Collaboration with industry also addressed. Counts toward RCR Certificate. Counts as 1.5 hours elective credit toward RCR Certificate.

Tribal Consultation & Engagement with Native Communities (RCR Elective) - [ENROLL]

When: Monday, November 23, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm


  • Dr. Francine C. Gachupin, PhD, MPH, Associate Professor – Family & Community Medicine
  • Claudia Nelson, Director - Native Peoples Technical Assistance Office
  • Mariette Marsh, Sr. Director - Research Ethics and Quality

Description: Provides an introduction to policies, resources, and best practices for UA researchers interested in conducting collaborative research and/or educational engagement with Native Nations/Indigenous communities. Counts as 1.5 hours elective credit toward RCR Certificate.


Introduction to the Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR Core)- [ENROLL]

When: Wednesday, December 2, 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Facilitator: Scott Pryor, Training Manager, and Research Integrity Officer - Research, Innovation & Impact

Description: Introduces the components of responsible conduct of research (RCR) and outlines how to meet NSF, NIH, and NIFA requirements. Fulfills core requirement for RCR Certificate.

Introduction to Rigor and Reproducibility (RCR Elective) - [ENROLL]

When: Thursday, December 3, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm


  • Kim J. Patten, Director – Research Development Services
  • Dr. Ron Hammer, Co-director - Clinical Translational Sciences

Description: This workshop will provide an overview of the concepts of rigor and reproducibility to consider when planning, conducting and disseminating research. Counts as 1.5 hours elective credit toward RCR Certificate.