Duke requires all research staff (faculty, staff and research scientists) to undergo training in Responsible Conduct in Research (RCR) at least once every three years. Postdocs are required to keep their RCR training up-to-date by taking a refresher every three years, and graduate students follow the training schedule of the graduate school.
GCB is committed to creating and maintaining good, reliable data and scientific rigor to ensure proper application of the scientific method using the highest standards in the field. The “Scientific Culture and Accountability Plan” offers overall best practices as well as best practices in experimental design, data analysis and statistics, data management, and publication. It also provides information about creating a functional, proactive scientific culture and the steps the Center will take to ensure high standards for data collection and management as well as proper scientific conduct.
To Satisfy Center REquirements
Every three years, complete one of three options for RCR Training:
- Challenge a one-time competency exam
- Complete online training using the Citi modules
- Attend one of the workshops organized by the ASIST Office