Fall 2020 RCR Sessions

This semester the RCR program has been divided into 4 sessions. All sessions meet Friday at 9am. Topics and dates below:

Data Management and Planning
Friday, October 30th at 9am
Speakers: Vicky Steves and Nicholas Wolf from NYU Libraries

Research Misconduct
Friday, November 6th at 9am
Speaker: Christine Ponder, Senior Director for Research Affairs

Conflict of Interest
Friday, November 13th at 9am
Speaker: Erik Schneebeck, Director of Conflict of Interest

Publication and Authorship
Friday, November 20th at 9am
Speaker: Ivan Oransky, Founder Retraction Watch

Register in advance for this meeting

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


For Academic Year 2020-2021 the RCR curriculum will be split into 4 sessions organized by The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs to discuss the topics of data management, publication & authorship, research misconduct, and conflict of interest. These sessions are intended to help researchers learn survival skills & ethics to build and advance their careers. To supplement these broad RCR training sessions, each department offers its researchers more focused, department-specific RCR training sessions or online training through CITI.

University wide training sessions in RCR are directed by Dr. Christine Ponder and the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs. The curriculum was developed in coordination with Dr. Keith Micoli, NYU School of Medicine Ethics Program Coordinator and a faculty committee consisting of senior researchers from the affected schools and departments. Participating departments include the Tandon School of Engineering, the Courant Institute, Steinhardt, Anthropology, Economics, Linguistics, Politics, Physics, The College of Nursing, and the College of Dentistry. Certification by the university-wide program RCR program includes attendance at two of the in-person sessions offered each semester, along with varying department specific requirements.

Postdocs and Graduate Students in the departments of Biology, Psychology, and the Center for Neural Science fulfill the RCR requirement with the Emerging Scientist Workshop. Postdocs and Graduate Students in Chemistry fulfill the RCR requirement with the Departmental Professional Development Course.