Responsible Conduct of Research
Virginia Commonwealth University is committed to fostering an environment of uncompromising integrity and ethical conduct. As such, all University Members are expected to adhere to the highest ethical standards of professional conduct and integrity. Our core values and principles include: respect, honesty, excellence, responsibility and accountability, stewardship, and compliance.
These core values provide an overarching framework that applies to the conduct of research and scholarly activities carried out by University Members. The responsible conduct of research at VCU is built on this foundation and specifically encompasses five areas: subject protection, research integrity, environmental and safety issues, fiscal accountability, and education. This page provides links to VCU's policies on responsible conduct of research, and misconduct as well as resources for promoting responsible conduct of research.
RCR and Funding Agencies
The National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation mandate training in responsible conduct of research for trainees.
RCR Education and Training
If you are supported by or doing research under an NIH or NSF grant please consult our policy link below for more information on VCU requirements and available courses.
There are also numerous resources available on the website of the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Research Integrity for those interested in receiving more information about responsible conduct of research.