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ASU is committed to the highest quality education for all students and scholars, and instruction in the Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) is essential to producing the best scientists and researchers for the future. To demonstrate and further this commitment, ASU has implemented an institutional plan for RCR training based on recommendations of a faculty advisory committee to enable all ASU students and postdoctoral researchers supported by sponsored projects can benefit from RCR training. This requirement applies to all fields of research, not exclusively the physical and natural sciences and engineering.

ASU will meet the requirements for RCR training by requiring that all students and postdoctoral researchers supported by sponsored projects, regardless of sponsor, receive and participate in RCR training opportunities.

ASU has developed two separate plans, one as mandated by the National Science Foundation (NSF) whose RCR regulations went into effect as of January 4, 2010 and one for all other funding agencies. The requirements of these two plans are, however, basically identical.   Additional information is available:

For other questions, contact ASU's Office of Research Integrity and Assurance (ORIA) at


faculty tools

Faculty can access the RCR dashboard to see which students are required to take training and what their status is by clicking on 'Faculty Dashboard Login' on the right side menu in the 'RCR Resources' section.

Faculty Forms

RCR - Investigator Training Log (for documenting investigator led RCR discussions)


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