Undergraduate students paid in whole or in part from covered projects funded by NSF must complete at least one hour of discussion-based RCR instruction. It is strongly encouraged that this instruction be focused on the topic of research misconduct. Applicable NIH-funded undergraduate students must complete at least 8 hours of discussion-based RCR instruction. The in-person training must be completed within the first year of being appointed to the project or before the applicable person graduates or otherwise leaves the Institute even if that imposes a shorter deadline.
At the discretion of the PI or School, applicable undergraduate students shall fulfill the in-person RCR compliance training requirement by either:
- Participating in OSP approved RCR training events; 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 a class, seminar, or other interactive approach developed by the School or PI that addresses RCR topics.