Release Date: April 19, 2011
National Center for Research Resources (NCRR)
This Notice updates the requirement for Training in the Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) with respect to NCRR Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) (R25) applications. SEPA awards are for the promotion of science education in preK-12 students and/or teachers. RCR instruction is intended for individuals preparing for careers as research scientists. Therefore RCR training is not required for SEPA program participants including the Program Director/Principal Investigator, contributing scientists, and faculty members.
PAR-10-206 currently reads:
"Training in the Responsible Conduct of Research (Component of Item 3): Every participant supported by this Research Education grant must receive instruction in the responsible conduct of research. All Applications must include a plan to provide such instruction. The plan must address five components (format; subject matter; faculty participation; duration of instruction; and frequency of instruction) as detailed in NOT-OD-10-019. Renewal (Type 2) applications must, in addition, describe changes in formal instruction over the past project period and plans for the future that address any weaknesses in the current instruction plan. All participating faculty who served as course directors, speakers, lecturers, and/or discussion leaders during the past project period must be named in the application.
Applications lacking a plan for instruction in responsible conduct of research will be considered incomplete and may be delayed in the review process or not reviewed. An award cannot be made if an application lacks this component. The background, rationale and more detail about instruction in the responsible conduct of research can be found in NOT-OD-10-019.
An award cannot be made if an application lacks this component.
If such instruction is not appropriate for the proposed research education program, then the PD/PI must provide a strong justification for its exclusion."
This section is replaced with:
"Training in the Responsible Conduct of Research (Component of Item 3): Not Applicable"
Please direct all inquiries to:
L. Tony Beck, Ph.D.
Division for Clinical Research Resources
National Center for Research Resources
Democracy One, Room 916
6701 Democracy Blvd
Bethesda, MD 20892-4874
Telephone: (301) 435-0805
FAX: (301) 480-3661
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