Research Ethics

UAF Policy - Responsible Conduct of Research Training

Brian Rogers, UAF Chancellor, signed the Responsible Conduct in Research (RCR) Training Policy (Policy #10.07.001) on June 8, 2010.  The Office of Research is responsible for developing operating procedures, training resources, and tracking compliance with the requirements of this policy and to address the America COMPETES Act requirement that all National Science Foundation (NSF) funded trainees receive formal training in the Responsible Conduct of Research.   Information about the requirement can be found at the following NSF sites:

Seminar Series

Fairbanks (Main Campus)

Attending this seminar series will fulfill the National Science Foundation Responsible Conduct of Research Training requirement for postdoctoral researcher and graduate student trainees, provided the individual attends seven of the ten seminars.  

The RCR seminar series will be held on Mondays, 4:45-6:00 p.m. in 165 Reichardt   Please visit our registration page (CLICK HERE) to sign up.  

Other Locations

The Office of Research Integrity would like to set up similar seminar series at each of the other UAF campuses.  We are currently looking for faculty partners (one or more at each site) who are willing to promote RCR and lead the seminars on their campuses.  If you would like to volunteer to take the lead on your campus please contact the Office of Research Integrity  for more information.

LAS 601

Individuals may register for the seminar series as a 2 credit semester long course. Achieving a passing grade will also fulfill the National Science Foundation 'Responsible Conduct of Research Training' requirement for trainees (postdoctoral researchers, graduate students, and undergraduates).   It is the same series as listed above.  See a sample course syllabus.

Blackboard Course (Course Overview)

NSF-funded undergraduate students may complete the Responsible Conduct of Research course in Blackboard to fulfill the NSF training requirement.  However, this course alone is not sufficient for NSF-funded postdoctoral researchers or graduate students.

This course is open to all interested UAF faculty, staff and students.  The course reading material is available on this website under the heading "Research Ethics" so that it is accessible outside of Blackboard.  Contact the Office of Research Integrity to enroll in the Blackboard course; you must enroll and successfully complete the quizzes for each module to receive a completion certificate.