NSF Requirements

National Science Foundation RCR Training Requirements

On January 4, 2010 new requirements concerning the training and education of students (undergraduate and graduate) and Post Docs associated with NSF grants became effective. The new requirements were announced as part of the implementation of Section 7009 of the America Creating Opportunities to Meaningfully Promote Excellence in Technology, Education, and Science (COMPETES) Act, are a condition of NSF awards. The requirements call for:

"[A]t the time of proposal submission to NSF, a proposing institution's Authorized Organizational Representative [is required to] certify that the institution has a plan to provide appropriate training and oversight in the responsible and ethical conduct of research to undergraduates, graduate students, and postdoctoral researchers who will be supported by NSF to conduct research"

See http://www.regulations.gov/#!documentDetail;D=NSF_FRDOC_0001-0407;oldLink=false

All Emory University undergraduate, graduate students and postdoctoral researchers receiving NSF funds (salary/stipends) or NSF scholarship/stipend support to engage in research or if conducting research is included in their academic program that is receiving NSF support, are required to take the RCR training if the NSF grant proposal was submitted on or after January 4, 2010 are required to take the RCR training module available below.

Those interested in fulfilling the NSF RCR training requirements can do so by completing the appropriate CITI RCR training course. Click here for instructions on how to take the CITI RCR course.

Please be advised that all Postdocs and Students (graduate and undergraduate) associated with NSF grants are required to document their completion of RCR training in ELMS.  Click here for additional information.

If you have questions, contact us at orc@emory.edu or 404-727-2398.