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Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR)

Overview of Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) at UNT

UNT is committed to instilling in our community of scholars a shared understanding and adherence to the principles of responsible conduct of research. The “UNT Plan for Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR)” was developed to assist UNT researchers in improving their awareness of RCR topics and to address training requirements of the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, and the United States Department of Agriculture. These agencies specify that proposals for funding reference the institution’s plan for training in RCR topics such as:

  • Research Misconduct
  • Data Acquisition, Management, Sharing, and Ownership
  • Conflict of Interest
  • Collaborative Research
  • Publication Practices and Responsible Authorship
  • Mentoring
  • Peer Review
  • Care and Use of Animals in Research
  • Human Subjects Research

More information regarding the funding agencies training requirements can be found here.

Spring 2018 RCR Workshop Series

Please RSVP to attend training.

Spring 2018  
Office of Research Integrity and Compliance

Responsible Conduct of Research Workshop Series Calendar
For more information or assistance,

contact Jillian Byrne-Sweeney at 940-369-8374 or jillian.byrne-sweeney@unt.edu.


Navigating the IRB Process

Monday, January 29, 2018, Willis 443, 1pm-3pm

This workshop will provide information on how to prepare a human subjects application for submission, what steps a researcher should take to submit (and how the steps differ for students and full-time faculty), and will help prepare you to get your research protocol approved, such as discussions on informed consent, documentation requirements, recruitment practices, and the different levels of review for human subjects research.


Collaborative Research

Friday, March 2, 2018, Willis 443, 1pm-3pm

More often than not, research involves a team of researchers working together, such as the lead investigator, co-investigators, graduate student assistants, or even working with a researcher from another institution. In this workshop, we will discuss some of the different forms of collaboration, why collaboration is important, and some of the issues you may encounter. 


Responsible Authorship and Publication

Monday, March 19, 2018, Willis 443, 1pm-3pm

Getting published is a standard mark of academic achievement. It can therefore easily fall prey to arguments related to authorship, predatory journals, and peer review problems. This workshop will talk about some of the modern problems associated with online journals, why publication is still important in the academic world, and concerns on the ethics of authorship.


Current Practices: Animal and Human Subjects

Friday, April 27, 2018, Willis 443, 1pm-3pm

Some regulations related to human subjects research will be changing in the near future, and this workshop will discuss some of those changes and how that may affect new and extant research protocols. We will also go over current procedures for submitting animal and human research protocols.


Export Control

Tuesday, May 1, 2018, Willis 443, 1pm-3pm

Export controls are federal statutes and regulations that govern how certain information, technologies, and commodities can be transmitted overseas to anyone, including U.S. citizens, or to foreign nationals in the U.S. This workshop will discuss these regulations, and what a researcher needs to do to remain in compliance with the controls.


In addition to these training workshops, there are other training opportunities provided by the UNT Toulouse Graduate School. You can find out more information about their Professional Development Workshops here.

For more information or assistance, contact Jillian Byrne-Sweeney at 940-369-8374 or jillian.byrne-sweeney@unt.edu.

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