Duke University, as a major research institute conducting federally funded research, is required to provide mandatory training programs for our individuals. To be in compliance with the America COMPETES Act of 2007, The Office of Postdoctoral Services and the Office of Research Support is hosting a mandatory, day-long "Responsible Conduct of Research" (RCR) Forum for all Postdoctoral Associates and Postdoctoral Scholars at Duke University and the Duke University Medical Center.
If you are in the employment category of Postdoctoral Associate (job code 3820) or Postdoctoral Scholar (job code 2898) and you have not already attended an RCR Forum while a postdoc at Duke, you are required to participate in this program. [You can determine whether you are a Postdoctoral Associate or Postdoctoral Scholar simply by entering your own name in the Search box at http://www.duke.edu. If you are a Postdoctoral Associate or Scholar, please click on the Registration link below and provide the requested information.
Postdoctoral Services RCR Orientation
An orientation program that includes a series of advanced lectures and case study discussions on a selection of the following:
- Research Misconduct
- Mentor and Trainee Responsibilities
- Research Ethics
- Data Management
- Peer Review
When you have completed the RCR Orientation, the Office of Postdoctoral Services will notify ORS. The date you completed your initial training will be entered in an RCR transcript.
If you have questions about the training requirements, please check the FAQ page first.
If you have any questions not answered on the FAQ page, please contact:
- Molly Starback, Office of Postdoctoral Services, or
- Anastasia Maddox in the Office of Research Support