Responsible Conduct of Research

The Office of the Vice Provost for Research & Scholarship

This University of Miami Office of the Vice Provost for Research and Scholarship facilitates the responsible conduct of research (RCR) in professional collaborations, authorship, peer review, mentor/trainee relationships, and data management. The Office provides education and awareness against fabrication, falsification, and plagiarism, as well as offers an outlet for whistleblowing and allegations of misconduct. To view a complete listing of RCR resources, please visit the Regulatory and Compliance Services' webpage.

Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Training

New policies by various federal agencies, including NIH, NSF, and USDA, mandate that research teams supported by grants must take courses in responsible and ethical research conduct, and compliance must be tracked by the institution. The University of Miami's Office of the Vice Provost for Research and Scholarship (OVPRS) has developed four standardized introductory RCR Training Modules covering various topics related to research, and additional face-to-face training is also required. OVPRS is also creating resources to help guide training programs to develop and implement a curriculum covering all required elements of responsible and ethical research conduct.

University of Miami Ethics Programs

The University of Miami Ethics Programs, comprised of the Insitute for Bioethics and Health Policy and the Miami Business School's Business Ethics Program, foster and support a range of efforts dedicated to education, research, and community service in ethics and the professions. Please visit the Ethics Programs website for additional information and resources.

Institute for Bioethics and Health Policy

This University of Miami Institute for Bioethics and Health Policy focuses on education, research, and community service. The Institute's Dialogues in Research Ethics series provides faculty, staff, and students the opportunity to discuss and debate ethical issues. 

The Office of Postdoctoral Programs

This Office sponsors and co-sponsors workshops and seminars on topics in RCR. Details of upcoming events are posted on the Calendar webpage of the Postdoctoral Programs Office website.

Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI Program)

The Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI Program) site offers web-based training in research compliance and ethics. The CITI Program may be accessed by Postdoctoral associates and scholars using their University of Miami single-sign on credentials. Please visit the CITI Program webpage of UResearch for additional information and detailed login instructions.

Research Quality and Reproducibility (RQR) Modules

The RQR program is a product of Epigeum, a company that is part of Oxford University Press. The training is accessible through Blackboard and cosists of six courses with a total of 13 modules. Module length ranges from 45-90 minutes. For access to the RQR modules, email

Additional Resources

National Institute of Health (NIH) RCR Training Guidelines and Resources

National Science Foundation (NSF) RCR Training Guidelines and Resources