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Responsible Conduct

Responsible conduct of research


Responsible conduct of research (RCR) is a widely accepted set of ethical and professional standards for conducting research. Arizona State University (ASU) is committed to maintaining the integrity fundamental to research activities through the responsible and ethical conduct of its faculty, staff and students. ASU promotes excellence in research and supports scholars from all fields. We are committed to the highest quality education for all students and scholars, and RCR instruction is essential to producing the best scientists and researchers for the future. To further this commitment, ASU has implemented an institutional plan for RCR training so that all ASU students and postdoctoral researchers supported by sponsored projects benefit from RCR training.

There are multiple training requirements, click Training Requirements to view.

Phase l training is an online training course offered through the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI). Step-by-step instructions to access and complete the Phase l training are located here.

Phase ll training is completed via attendance at a workshop. Click here to access requirements.

Topic areas within the RCR program 


To uphold ASU's commitment to upholding the highest standards of ethics in the pursuit of knowledge, research should be:










In adhering to these principles, ASU strives to build public support for research and to perform research that will have impact on the communities served and the world at large. Programs and policies such as the Responsible Conduct of Research Program, Code of Business Conduct and Ethics, and Combating Trafficking in Persons serve to maintain the highest ethical standards in research.