The NSF expects institutions to be able to verify that those students (undergraduates and graduates) and postdoctoral researchers who receive NSF funds (support from salary and/or stipends to conduct research on NSF grants) will obtain RCR training. However, NSF anticipates that institutions will develop their RCR training programs in a manner that helps prepare the next generation of researchers, including the consideration of risks or other factors associated with student and postdoctoral researcher participation in research. More information at Responsible Conduct of Research
FAQs: Responsible Conduct of Research
Does the Responsible Conduct of Research requirement flow down to any subawardee identified on the project?
Yes. The RCR training requirement does flow down to all subawardees, at any tier. MIT must therefore ensure that these RCR requirements are appropriately met.