Responsible Conduct of Research


Scripps Research expects the highest ethical standards of professional conduct by its members in performing scholarly and scientific activities with honesty and integrity. The enterprise of scientific research relies upon the trust and confidence of both the scientific community and the public at large in the integrity of the scientific process. To fulfill these obligations and duties, Scripps Research is dedicated to providing its graduate students, postdoctoral scholars and others participating in the research enterprise with the training that will enable them to carry out their research and professional activities in a manner that reflects the values of honesty, accuracy, objectivity, and efficiency that lie at the core of research integrity. Training and education in the RCR is one of the many avenues Scripps Research administration, faculty, and staff utilize in training tomorrow’s scientists.

To provide training and education to graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in the Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) to foster a culture of research integrity ensuring Scripps Research's commitment to maintaining the highest caliber of research and scholarship.

CPSO has developed a template to help our postdocs and students to address the Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) training requirements for grant applications. Please adapt this template to your particular circumstances. Contact us if you would prefer a Word document.

Training Requirements

Training Opportunities

Links to Additional Educational Information and Policies:

U.S. DHHS Office of Research Integrity
NIH OER Grants and Funding Research Integrity
NIGMS Guide for RCR Training
NSF Grantee Standards - RCR Guidelines