The University of Arizona

RCR Workshops

RCR Contact

RII Training & Education Team
Research, Innovation & Impact
Research-Training@email.arizona.edu
520-626-8757

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 Research-Training@email.arizona.edu.

 

Registration, Virtual Attendance Policy: Please Read!

  • Registration is Required: 

    Participants are required to register through the EDGE Learning system, behind NetID. Simply scroll down on this page and select the [ENROLL] link to the right of the workshop you want to attend, log into the EDGE Learning system and enroll in the workshop.

  • 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. We request that you turn on your camera, to facilitate engagement. If you have internet bandwidth limitations, then turning your camera off is the best option.
  3. For attendance tracking purposes, and to facilitate participation, we require you sign into the meeting with your UArizona Zoom account (see instruction here).
  4. 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.
  5. Participants are expected to engage in the workshop discussion/activities through chat, and voice discussion, as requested by the instructor. 

 

REGISTRATION PROCESS CHANGE:

Registration for Spring 2021 workshops is now done through the EDGE Learning system. After you select the [ENROLL] link below, you'll need to sign into the system with your NetID and password. Select "Enroll" for the class and you'll recieve a confirmation email with details about the workshop. AND DON'T FORGET to register for the NIH, NSF, NIFA, or Undergraduate RCR certification.

 


Spring 2021 Virtual RCR Workshop Schedule


March


The Ethics of Authorship and Publication (RCR Elective)- [ENROLL]

When: Thursday, March 4, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Facilitators: 

Dr. Chris Segrin, Dept. Head - Communications, Professor - Communication, Statistics-GIDP, Psychology, Family/Consumer Resources

Dr. Ron Hammer, Co-director - Clinical Translational Sciences, Professor - Basic Medical Sciences, Pharmacology, Psychiatry

Description: This Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) workshop provides an introduction to academic authorship and publication practices, including author responsibilities and guidelines for authorship credit.  Counts as one elective credit towards RCR Certificate.


Tribal Consultation and UA Research/Engagement with Native Communities (RCR Elective)- [ENROLL]

When: Monday, March 8, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Facilitators: 

Claudia Nelson, Director - Native People's Technical Assistance Office

Mariette Marsh, Sr. Director - Research Ethics and Quality

Description: This workshop covers three important aspects of UA research and engagement with Native Nations and Indigenous Communities: 1) The Arizona Board of Regents Tribal Consultation Policy and attendant issues; 2) Guidance for conducting collaborative research or educational engagements with Native Nations/Indigenous Communities; and 3) Research and engagement resources available to the campus community. The workshop is designed to be broadly informative for university faculty, students, staff and administrators. Counts as one elective credit towards RCR Certificate.

For more information about engaging with Native Nations and Indigenous Communities, please visit http://nptao.arizona.edu/ 


The Ethics of Human Subjects Research (RCR Elective)- [ENROLL]

When: Thursday, March 11, 9:00 am - 10:30 am

Facilitators: Mariette Marsh, Sr. Director - Research Ethics and Quality

Description: This Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) workshop covers the ethical importance of the Institutional Review Board (IRB) and the process for submitting projects to the Human Subjects Protection Program (HSPP). Counts as one elective credit towards RCR Certificate.


The Ethics of Overlapping Publications (RCR Elective)- [ENROLL]

When: Thursday, March 18, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Facilitators: 

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

Dr. Ron Hammer, Co-director - Clinical Translational Sciences, Professor - Basic Medical Sciences, Pharmacology, Psychiatry

Description: This Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) workshop provides a focused look at the practice of overlapping publications in academic journals, why it's a problem, and how to avoid it. General best practices for publishing research will also be addressed. Counts as one elective credit towards RCR Certificate.


Managing Competing Interests in Research (RCR Elective)- [ENROLL]

When: Tuesday, March 23, 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Facilitators: Taren Ellis Langford, Director - Conflict of Interest Program

Description: This Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) workshop provides an overview of the University's conflict of interest policy, why it matters, and how it applies to UA researchers, including students. Counts as one elective credit towards RCR Certificate.


April


Ethical Issues in Biomedical Research (RCR Elective)- [ENROLL]

When: Thursday, April 1, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Facilitators: 

Dr. Michael Kruer, Pediatric Neurologist - Phoenix Children's Hospital, Associate Professor - Neurology

Dr. Ron Hammer, Co-director - Clinical Translational Sciences, Professor - Basic Medical Sciences, Pharmacology, Psychiatry

Description: This Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) workshop explores key ethical considerations raised by biomedical research and best practices for ensuring integrity of conduct. Counts as one elective credit towards RCR Certificate.


Introduction to Data Acquisition, Ownership and Management (RCR Elective)- [ENROLL]

When: Wednesday, April 7, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Facilitators: Dr. Fernando Rios, Research Data Management Specialist - Digital Innovation and Stewardship (UA Libraries)

Description: This Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) workshop explores key ethical considerations raised by biomedical research and best practices for ensuring integrity of conduct. Counts as one elective credit towards RCR Certificate.


Animal Research: Ethical and Regulatory Considerations (RCR Elective)- [ENROLL]

When: Friday, April 9, 9:00 am - 10:30 am

Facilitator: Dr. Diego Celdran-Bonafonte, Asst. Veterinary Specialist - University Animal Care

Description: This Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) workshop provides an overview of the ethical considerations and regulatory framework involved in research with animal subjects.

Participants will gain an understanding of the history of animal research and the federal regulations surrounding the use of animal subjects. In addition, the course will explain the role of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) and it's responsibilities. There will also be consideration of the harm-benefit analysis that is conducted as part of the approval to use animals in research, as well as the importance of the 3 R's in reducing pain and distress. Finally, the responsibilities of animal researchers will be discussed.

SPECIAL NOTE: The IACUC Program has separate training requirements regarding animal subjects research that are NOT satisfied by this workshop. For more information, please visit /research-compliance/IACUC Counts as one elective credit towards RCR Certificate.


Ethics, Integrity, and the Handling of Research Misconduct (RCR Elective)- [ENROLL]

When: Thursday, April 15, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Facilitators: 

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

Dr. Ron Hammer, Co-director - Clinical Translational Sciences, Professor - Basic Medical Sciences, Pharmacology, Psychiatry

Description: This Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) workshop provides an overview of the basic principles of ethical research, the primary forms of research misconduct--plagiarism, falsification, and fabrication--and the University's process for handling charges of misconduct. Counts as one elective credit towards RCR Certificate.


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

When: Friday, April 30, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

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.