Research and Scholarly Integrity

Florida State University's RCR Training Policy

Florida State University has implemented a RCR training policy for all postdoctoral, graduate, and undergraduate students supported by National Science Foundation funding to ensure compliance with NSF's new responsible conduct training requirement effective January 2010 (see Chapter IV part B of NSF's Award and Administration Guide).

  • At this time the university has stipulated two options for meeting the NSF RCR requirement.

Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) can be broadly defined as the ethical and responsible practice of research in the following areas:

This website is intended to provide general background information in these areas and provides links to external resources.

For Responsible Conduct of Research information more specific to Florida State University users, including NSF training requirement information, please see Scholarly Integrity within the GradSpace Blackboard organization site  or visit The  Office of Research Compliance Programs (ORCP) , which  is responsible for the development, oversight and monitoring of the research compliance program for Florida State University.