Office of Research

New NIH Proposal Requirements

Recent changes in federal requirements require Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) training for selected scholars funded by NIH.  NIH requires that all trainees, fellows, participants, and scholars receiving support through any NIH training, career development award (individual or institutional), research education grant, and dissertation research grant must receive instruction in responsible conduct of research.  This policy, Notice Number NOT-OD-10-019, will take effect with all new and renewal applications submitted on or after January 25, 2010, and for all continuation (Type 5) applications with deadlines on or after January 1, 2011. Specifically, this Notice applies to the following programs:  D43, D71, F05, F30, F31, F32, F33, F34, F37, F38, K01, K02, K05, K07, K08, K12, K18, K22, K23, K24, K25, K26, K30, K99/R00, KL1, KL2, R25, R36, T15, T32, T34, T35, T36, T37, T90/R90, TL1, TU2, and U2R, and any other NIH-funded programs supporting research training, career development, or research education that require instruction in responsible conduct of research as stated in the relevant Funding Opportunity Announcement.

The Clemson University RCR training program includes both interdisciplinary general and program-specific RCR content.  The phased program is intended to provide quality training experiences while offering flexibility for the learner.

Unlike NSF, details about this training program must be included in proposals.  To assist in complying with this requirement, the Office of Research Compliance (ORC) has developed a template for language to include in affected proposals.

Please visit the Clemson University RCR training program page for more information on the new NIH proposal requirements.

Contact Tracy Arwood, Assistant Vice President for Research Compliance & Research Integrity Officer, with questions at or 864-656-1525.