Postdoctoral researchers paid in whole or in part from covered NSF projects must complete at least 4 hours of discussion-based RCR instruction. Applicable NIH-funded postdocs must complete at least 8 hours of discussion-based RCR instruction. The in-person training must be completed within the first year of the appointment to the project or before the applicable postdoc leaves the Institute even if that imposes a shorter deadline.
At the discretion of the PI or School, applicable postdoctoral researchers shall fulfill the in-person RCR compliance training requirement by either:
- Participating in OSP approved RCR training events; or
- Receiving permission to attend and participating in the RCR course (PHIL 6000) offered by the Ivan Allen College (see below); or
- Participating in educational events that the PI or School has deemed appropriate for RCR training, which can include regularly scheduled meetings or discussions involving the research team that address RCR topics; or it can involve an interactive approach developed by the School that addresses RCR topics.