Graduate Division

Ethics and Responsibility

Responsible conduct of research (RCR) requires a clear understanding of ethical reasoning, intellectual property, acknowledgement of contributions, including authorship, and conflict of interest. For postdocs and students funded through National Institutes of Health or National Science Foundation, training in RCR is required. Many entities at UC Irvine monitor, assist in and regulate ethics and professional responsibility. UC Learning Center offers on-line training by logging on with your uci id and accessing the Responsible Conduct of Research modules. The online tool Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) also provides training in these subjects.

Many schools and programs at UCI offer training in these matters, including:

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