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The College of Engineering’s responsible conduct of research and scholarship (RCRS) program is designed to model, teach and foster responsible scholarship and research integrity.

As the scope and range of research and scholarship grow, and increasingly include multidisciplinary, multi-national, and/or entrepreneurial research collaborations with both industry and federal sponsors, we are faced with new scenarios and, sometimes, new dilemmas.

The College of Engineering (CoE) RCRS program is designed to engage you and your analytical skills so you are able to recognize, address and resolve ethical issues as they arise in classroom, professional and research settings.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: AY2013 – 2014 The CoE RCRS program is designed for all Ph.D. students, postdoctoral research fellows, and any Master’s or undergraduate students on NSF and/or NIH grants. It consists of 4 mandatory 2-hour workshops. These workshops were developed and are taught by College of Engineering faculty members. Each workshop is offered four times a semester, Fall and Winter terms. In addition, faculty advisors and students are requested to discuss case studies that highlight challenging scenarios relevant to engineers. (Mentor-Student discussions). Special training for summer research undergraduate students is provided as well. There are other courses in the college and in other university units which you can complete to meet the College RCRS training requirements. These include BME550, CEE881 and PIBS503.

RCRS Workshop B (2 hours)
Acquisition, management, ownership and sharing of data
Avoiding research misconduct, including data fabrication and falsification