Events / Responsible Conduct of Research Course

Responsible Conduct of Research Course

12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.
Taylor Avenue Building (TAB), 600 S Taylor Ave., Saint Louis, MO 63110
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RCR Topic Area: Foundations of RCR Session (2-hour Required Foundations Session)

Session Title: SMART Strategies for Professional Decision Making in Research

Location: GMS Classrooms 147 A & B

Website: The Responsible Conduct of Research Course (RCR) webpage is located on the Bioethics Research Center (BRC) website

The webpage includes information on the course and links to:

  • The RCR course calendar
  • Course registration
  • Event registration
  • Course syllabus
  • Archive list of all past events

Course Overview:

This course is sponsored by the Institute for Clinical and Translational Science (ICTS) at Washington University in St. Louis. The course is offered at no charge to trainees and scholars who are members of the Washington University Institute for Clinical and Translational Sciences (ICTS) and are enrolled in the 8-hour course. (Individuals needing fewer than 8 hours of RCR instruction are encouraged to contact the Office of the Vice Chancellor of Research to find a suitable RCR program that can meet their training needs.) Students, faculty, and scholars at Washington University may join the ICTS online.

Scholars must attend and complete evaluations for a minimum of 1 Foundations session (2 hours), and 6 additional 1-hour sessions to complete the course for a total of 8 hours of face-to-face instruction. Each session on a particular topic will only count once towards completion of the course, so scholars should ensure that they attend 6 unique sessions in addition to the foundations session. Scholars are welcome and encouraged to attend additional sessions beyond the required 8-hours. In order to ensure that the curricular goals approved by NIH are met within our ICTS RCR program, we only recognize events listed on our RCR course calendar toward completion of the course.

Course Registration

  1. JOIN THE ICTS – Become a member of the ICTS (free).
  2. REGISTER FOR THE COURSE – Scholars must register online at least one week prior to their first session.
  3. REVIEW THE SYLLABUS – Download and review the RCR Course syllabus.
  4. COMPLETE PERCSS – Complete the online PERCSS Core Curriculum.
  5. REGISTER FOR EVENTS – Visit the course calendar and register for events.

For questions regarding the syllabus or sessions, please contact the Program Manager at or 314 747 4220.

COURSE REGISTRATION: Trainees should register for the course one week before attending their first event. In order for attendance at events to count towards the 8 required hours to finish the course trainees must be registered for the program. After a registration form is filled out an automated confirmation email will be sent to the scholar. Check CCRE Qualtrics account to see list of all enrolled.

EVENT REGISTRATION: RCR events require that attendees pre-register. Each event on the calendar has a link to register for both the course and the individual event. Registering for the overarching course does not automatically register one for events. When a scholar registers for an event an automated email confirmation is sent to them.

LATE ARRIVAL AND EARLY DEPARTURE POLICY: Course participants must plan to arrive prior to the start time of each session to sign in to document their attendance. Participants will not be permitted to join a session late. Leaving prior to the conclusion of a session will result in loss of credit for the session.