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Research Ethics: RCR Program

The objective of the Responsible Conduct of Research program is to provide graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, faculty, staff and NSF funded undergraduate students with information, training, and tools to address the increasingly complex issues that they will confront during their careers. The RCR program may be used to satisfy NIH and NSF training grant requirements for responsible and ethical conduct of research training programs. The Research Compliance & Integrity unit provides administrative support to the RCR Program.


The 2019/2020 program schedule has ended.

Future RCR sessions will begin Fall 2020.

Please check back in September for the new program schedule and to register.

Registration Required

Click on the links below to register for each of the courses in LMS.  Alternatively, you can log into, click on “Find a Course,” then search for “RCR” to find all of the RCR courses listed above (please refer to the 2019-2020 RCR Program Schedule for dates).

Schedule:  2019-2020 RCR Program Schedule

RCR Program topics include:

Research Ethics Course Layout

The 60 minute lecture-discussion sessions are offered during the academic year at both the Davis and Sacramento campuses. Sessions consist of a lecture by a guest speaker, followed by a question and answer period. These sessions are taught and facilitated by members of the faculty and administration with particular knowledge and expertise of the specific RCR topics.

Participants who attend eight sessions will receive a certificate of completion for the Responsible Conduct of Research program.

Research Ethics Resources


For RCR program questions, please contact Research Compliance & Integrity Unit (RCI) at

For registration assistance and/or issuance of your RCR certificate, please contact Staff Development and Professional Services (SDPS) at