NIFA Requirements

USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) Award Requirements

As of February 2013 NIFA requires Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) training for certain NIFA awards.  The RCR requirement extends to “program directors, faculty, undergraduate students, graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and any staff participating in the research project”.  For additional information on the requirement, see page 5 here.  

Online training via the CITI RCR modules will meet this requirement.  Please consult the “Training” tab on the left hand margin of this page for more information on online and in-person training opportunities as well as documentation options.