Responsible Conduct of Research for K Awardees (RCR4K) Implementation Package


What is this service?

Responsible Conduct of Research for K Awardees (RCR4K) is a four-session seminar exploring the responsible conduct of research. The seminar is designed for early career faculty members who have been awarded a career development (K) award by their institution, the NIH, or another entity.

The seminar sessions guide participants through a six-step process to identify and manage an ethics or integrity issue in their own study or research area. This implementation package, including a detailed implementation guide, handouts, slide sets, and train-the-trainer materials, is available for download. Educators can offer this seminar to help their trainees meet the NIH (NSF) eight-hour face-to-face RCR education requirement.

If you are interested in accessing the RCR4K for educational purposes, please visit the Office of Technology Transfer website to complete the licensing process. If you have any questions regarding the process or license, feel free to email

Who can use this service?

The RCR4K implementation package is intended for those who are educating others about responsible conduct of research.

When should I contact MICHR about this service?

You may begin using this resource at any time.

How much does this service cost?

There is no fee for this service. The cost pricing/recharge rates for this and other MICHR services are available here.


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