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Relaxed In-person RCR Training Requirement Ends June 30

Published on May 11, 2023 in Announcements · Last updated 4 months 3 weeks ago


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Effective June 30, 2023, the In-person Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) training requirement that was relaxed due to the COVID-19 public health emergency will end. This short-term modification applied to postdoctoral, physician, T32/F32 fellows, and K awardees with a start date prior to January 1, 2023, who have not completed their in-person RCR training.

During this transition time, the CHOP Research Institute will continue to accept completion of the online CITI RCR Course, Responsible Conduct of Research for Postdocs, Fellows, Trainees, and NIH Early Career Investigators, or the CITI RCR Refresher Course as fulfillment of the institutional training requirement.

Beginning on July 1, 2023, the standard RCR Training Requirement will be in effect. The Office of Academic Training and Outreach Programs (ATOP) will resume in-person RCR sessions during November and December in alignment with the NIH FY 2022 Updated Guidance: Requirement for Instruction in the Responsible Conduct of Research (NOT-OD-22-055).

RCR session dates and registration details will be posted within the “In-Person RCR Courses” tab and communicated via email to all affected individuals. It is highly recommended that federally funded T32/F32 fellows and K awardees plan to complete in-person RCR training in accordance with the conditions of their grant awards.

Contact Janet Stuart at [email protected] with questions.