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    Graduate Education for the Responsible Conduct of Research

    Graduate Education for the Responsible Conduct of Research (2004-2006) was a research and demonstration project sponsored by the Council of Graduate Schools and made possible by a contract from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Research Integrity (ORI).


    The goals of the project, generally, were to:


    • Develop a core of graduate dean leaders in RCR on CGS member campuses
    • Generate information about what works in RCR training of graduate students
    • Document the results of the ten pilot projects in a monograph on best practices


    Through the project, CGS provided ten institutions with $15,000 awards to develop and test interventions and assessment strategies for the training of behavioral and biomedical sciences graduate students in the responsible conduct of research.


    CGS created opportunities for awardees to share lessons and outcomes with the broader graduate community through meetings, workshops, and an active electronic forum. The leverage point for the training programs at each institution was the graduate school, and the graduate deans at the ten institutions. In addition deans from twenty-five other institutions affiliated with the project collaborated to discover the best practices to achieve the goals of the project.


    The project resulted in a monograph, Graduate Education for the Responsible Conduct of Research, which identifies best practices in responsible conduct of research education.




    Graduate Education for the Responsible Conduct of ResearchGraduate Education for the Responsible Conduct of Research (2006)

    This publication identifies best practices in responsible conduct of research (RCR) education and is aimed at helping graduate deans, department chairs, and faculty members establish and sustain educational programs that foster RCR on their campuses.



    Graduate Education for RCR Awardees and Affiliates




    Julia Kent


    CGS is the leading source of information, data analysis, and trends in graduate education. Our benchmarking data help member institutions to assess performance in key areas, make informed decisions, and develop plans that are suited to their goals.
    CGS Best Practice initiatives address common challenges in graduate education by supporting institutional innovations and sharing effective practices with the graduate community. Our programs have provided millions of dollars of support for improvement and innovation projects at member institutions.
    As the national voice for graduate education, CGS serves as a resource on issues regarding graduate education, research, and scholarship. CGS collaborates with other national stakeholders to advance the graduate education community in the policy and advocacy arenas.  
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