Workshop FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions about OSP RCR Workshops

Q: Who should attend this Workshop?
A:  The OSP RCR Workshop is intended for undergraduate students, master's students, and postdoctoral researchers who are or have been funded by NSF or NIH projects that have a Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) compliance training requirement.

Q:  How much in-person RCR "credit" will I receive?
A:  Each Workshop session satisfies one hour of the in-person requirement and the sessions may be attended individually.  Applicable students and postdocs must accumulate the required number of in-person training hours through Workshops or other institutional approved means as specified by the GT RCR Compliance Policy.*

Q:  Should doctoral students attend the Workshops?
A:  The Workshops do NOT satisfy the in-person training requirement for doctoral students.  Doctoral students must adhere to the same in-person training requirement delineated in the GT RCR Academic Policy for Doctoral Students, which involves completing PHIL 6000 or another approved RCR doctoral course.  Further in-person RCR training is not required for Compliance as long as the training can be completed within one year of being appointed to an applicable project.  Doctoral students admitted prior to Fall 2011 should contact OSP if they need to discuss other options for satisfying the in-person training requirement.

Q: How do I register for a Workshop session?
A:  Log on to the Research Administration Education & Compliance Learning Management Portal.  Click on "Search for Classes - Classes by Title and scroll down to "R".  Click on the class name you wish to attend to view its information.  Then click on the date to register.  You will receive a registration confirmation email.

Q: Which Workshop sessions should I register for?
A:  Attendees may register for any of the workshop sessions but should avoid repeating the same topic if possible.  It is recommended that trainees who only need one contact hour attend the Research Misconduct session; however any of the workshop sessions will satisfy the one hour requirement.

Q: How will I receive a record of attending a Workshop session?
A:  An email confirmation of attendance will be sent from OSP within a few weeks after the Workshop has concluded.  Trainees should share the email with their PI.  There is also an option to print a copy of the OSP Training Transcript (see below).

Q: How can I check to see which Workshop sessions I have attended in the past?
A:  Log on to the Research Administration Education & Compliance Learning Management Portal.  Under "My User Details," you will be able to view your Training Transcript.  Workshop sessions that you have attended will be shown as "Credit".  It may take some time after a session is over for the attendance to be verified - until then it will be shown as "pending".

Q: How can I find out about future RCR Workshop sessions?
A: You may sign up at to be notified when the next RCR Workshops sessions are open for registration. You may unsubscribe from this email list at any time. Sessions are typically offered several times each semester.

For more information, see the GT RCR website, or contact Judy Willis or Jason Borenstein.

* The type and amount of in-person training required varies depending on the trainee's funding source and career stage (refer to the RCR Compliance Training Matrix).  Covered projects are flagged with the RCR Training requirement in the OSP Contract Information System.