Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR)

RIC is responsible for the design and implementation of responsible and ethical conduct of research policies, procedures, and educational programs for the NYU research community. RCR educational programming will be available to all members of the NYU research community including undergraduate students, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, faculty, and senior personnel. This will consist of an online curriculum which covers core topics including: Responsible Authorship and Publication Practices (including guidelines for the use of generative AI), Mentor Training and Mentorship, Conflicts of Interest and Commitment, Human Research Protections, Animal Welfare, Peer Review (including confidentiality), Data Management (including acquisition, analysis, ethical use, sharing, and ownership), the scientist as a responsible member of society (including contemporary ethical issues in research, the environmental and societal impacts of scientific research, research security, export controls, and dual use research of concern), and research misconduct. In addition, the online curriculum will be supported by a series of in-person events (e.g., seminars, interactive case study discussions) on hot topics such as (but not limited to) research security, the ethical use of AI in research, effective mentoring, responsible authorship and publication, stewardship of research funds, and Intellectual Property rights. RIC is available for one-on-one consultations on these issues and for on-demand school/departmental presentations.

Related Policies

  • Responsible Conduct of Research¬†(RCR) Program Policy - link here