Date: 30 November 2009
To: NSF Funded Principal Investigators, Academic Deans
Cc: Carol Folt, Acting Provost, Jill Mortali, Director OSP, Liz Bankert, Assistant Provost
From: Martin Wybourne, Vice Provost for ResearchAs of January 2010, the National Science Foundation will require that at the time of proposal submission Dartmouth has a plan to provide “appropriate training and oversight in the responsible and ethical conduct of research.” In response, we have identified programs that can be used to meet the RCR requirement. These are described on the OSP website. Importantly, it is a Principal Investigator’s responsibility to inform undergraduate students, graduate students or postdoctoral fellows paid from NSF funds of the mandatory RCR training. The Principal Investigator should also help individuals select the most appropriate option. While this new requirement only applies to NSF funded lab personnel, we encourage RCR training for all researchers.
Last Updated: 12/1/09