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Training (RCR)

RCR Training Program

Please visit the RCR Training Program page for information related to this topic.

Online RCR Training Modules

Online education in the Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR), which includes research misconduct as well as other topics such as human research protections, laboratory animal welfare, publication practices, and mentor-trainee relationships is available for faculty, staff and students via the CITI training program. 

CITI registration instructions

Other RCR Offerings

The library regularly offers courses on plagiarism and data management that qualify for one hour of RCR advanced training credit.  Click here to see the course schedule and register.

RCR Advanced Training Offerings

There are no Advanced Training Offerings currently scheduled, please check back.

ORC Brown Bag Series

The Brown Bag Seminar Series is an opportunity for the Clemson University community to better understand research integrity and research compliance related topics. 

Please make plans to join us for the following sessions at 11:30am in the Student Senate Chambers (5th floor of the Edgar A. Brown Union).  Bring your lunch and snacks will be provided.  These seminars DO qualify for RCR credit hours.

Please register for one or more of the following presentations
*For off-campus sites who would like to participate via video conferencing, please contact our office 

October 20, 2015 – Peer Review in the Publication Process: What you Get out of it as an Author and Reviewer

Peer review is the cornerstone on which we as academicians stand in terms of validation and accountability in our scholarly activities.  Comments on our work by journal reviewers provide feedback in terms of the methods and directions of our work.  While reviews can at times be terse, out-of-line, and down-right wrong, they are always a chance to look at our programs through someone else's eyes.  Peer review is also a two-way street, as the act of reviewing manuscripts of others is a way to learn more about a given subject as well as a way to demonstrate our scholarly competence to our potential future reviewers (i.e., the journal editors).  The various perspectives of the peer review process employed in journal publications will be discussed to allow the participants to get the most out of the exercise.

  • Presenter – Ken Marcus, Ph.D., professor, Department of Chemistry
  • Target audience – Faculty, staff, postdocs and students
  • NEW LOCATION - 132 Fluor Daniel

November 10, 2015 – Peer Review at NIH:  A View from the Inside

This presentation is designed to provide insight into the peer review process and increase the effectiveness of grant proposal and manuscript development.   This will be accomplished by analysis of NIH grant review procedures and criteria upon which proposals are judged by peer review.  Information is based on my 20 years of research funding and participation on NIH grant review committees, including service as Chair of the Behavioral Medicine Study Section.

  • Presenter – Jim McCubbin, Ph.D., professor, Department of Psychology
  • Target audience – Faculty, staff, postdocs and students

Questions?  Please contact Tracy Arwood, 864-656-1525

Past Brown Bag Lunch Seminars for RCR Training:  

Ethics of Journal Peer Review, Cindy Lee, 9/15/15

Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Advanced Training, Tracy Arwood, Jim Greiger, Julia Frugoli, 3/12/15

Learn More About How to Invite Research Scholars to Join You in Collaborative Research, Tina Rousselot de Saint Ceran, 3/24/15

Introduction to Shipping Hazardous Materials and Material Transfer Agreements (MTAs), Jim Grieger, Becca Hanus, June Brock-Carroll, 1/27/15

An Update on the New Uniform Guidance Regulations:  Potential impacts on Federal Grant Applications and Awards, Sheila Lischwe, 11/18/14

The 3 R’s of Animal Welfare in Research Literature: How to Perform a Literature Search for your Upcoming AUP, Megan Sheffield, 10/21/14

Science Integrity, Scientific Misconduct, and Federal Policy, Gary Machlis, 09/16/14

Managing Disclosure Risk in an Era of Big Data, Jason Thatcher, 04/22/14

Do I Really Need an IBC Protocol? The When, Where, and Hows to Complete an IBC Protocol, Jim Morris, 04/08/14

What happens after I receive an award?, Roberta Elrod, 03/26/14

Research Safety Brown Bag: Promoting a Safety Culture, Bobby Clark, 03/25/14

Research Safety Brown Bag: Safe Handling and Proper Storage of Chemicals in Laboratories, Naomi Kelly, 03/24/14

Clemson Innovation Network, 03/13/14

Biosafety at Clemson University, Bobby Clark, 3/3/14

Research Safety Brown Bag: Hazardous Waste Training- How to Dispose of Chemical Waste, June Brock-Carroll, 02/17/14, 2/18/14, 2/19/14, 3/3/14, 3/10/14, 3/13/14

Peer Review at NIH: A View from the Inside, Jim McCubbin, 10/23/13

Issues in Data Handling:  Image Processing, Julia Frugoli, 9/17/13

Health and Safety Issues in the Arts, Monona Rossol, 9/2/13

How to Dispose of Chemical Waste:  Hazardous Waste Training Session, Office of Research Safety, 7/9/13, 7/10/13, 7/11/13

Biological Safety-How to to Perform a Risk Assessment, 3/26/13

"So You Want to Be An Author?" Issues in Scientific Authorship, 3/12/13

Hazardous Waste-Training for Generators, 2/12/13, 2/20/13, 3/5/13

Biological Safety-Lab Practices Inspection, 2/5/13

Radiological Safety, Larry Addis, 11/13/12

General Lab and Chemical Safety, Linda Jenkins, 11/6/12

Hazardous Waste, June Brock-Carroll & Stephen Schutt, 10/23/12

Biological Safety, Bobby Clark, 10/9/12

Navigating the AUP form, John Parrish, 9/18/12

To Publish or Not to Publish - When a Paper can be a Weapon, Julia Frugoli, 3/28/12

Ethical Conduct of Research, Mickey Lauria 2/22/12

Emergency Preparedness 101, Lynn Fisher 1/25/12

Animal Welfare 2011, Peter Skewes, 11/10/11

What is Export Control?, Tami Hemingway, 10/13/11

Data Security, Kevin McKenzie, 9/8/11

Improving Readability - How "readable" are your surveys and consent forms?, Robert Bixler, 4/7/11

Navigating the IBC Review Process, William Marcotte, 3/3/11

Copyright Law for Researchers, Renee Roux and JoAnna Floyd, 2/3/11

If faculty, staff and students would like to have specialized training or have suggestions for future programs, please contact Tracy Arwood, 864-656-1525.