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Responsible Conduct of Research

The four needed documents are below, with the descriptions beneath them.


This document provides background information on why all departmental personnel involved in research must complete the Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) training.


This document summarizes the RCR training requirements that must be met by all FW department personnel involved in research. 

Documenting your RCR training

The document is intended for all personnel involved in research who, as described in the “requirements” document, must document their RCR training.  This file contains the link to the Research Training Tracking System (RTTS), where RCR training will be documented.  This file also contains step-by-step directions on how to use/navigate through the RTTS.

Obtaining the training records for your people

This document is intended for all major professors/principal investigators.  It contains the link to the Research Training Tracking System and directions for accessing the training records for an individual faculty member’s research personnel.

If you have problems accessing the system, entering your training information or accessing the information about your research personnel please contact Scott Winterstein at

As we all gain experience with the RTTS and Dr. Winterstein will begin to accumulate questions, an FAQ page will be added to this site.

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