78352 Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Policy Updates, Upcoming Lectures/Workshops

Illinois Tech’s policy regarding Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) was recently updated. The revised policy incorporates federal regulations and university policy in an effort to continue communicating full awareness of RCR requirements to the research community. Here is a brief overview of the updated policy:

  • Students supported by an Illinois Tech-sponsored project, regardless of funding source, are required to complete one online RCR training module through CITI. Completion is required within sixty days from the date of hire.
  • The university will offer ongoing ethical research lectures and workshops that focus on various RCR topcis. Students supported by an Illinois Tech-sponsored project will be required to attend at least one lecture or workshop.
  • Faculty investigators must conduct targeted one-on-one RCR instruction with their students. Documentation of this instruction must be made available for inspection upon request. The Office of Research Compliance will monitor instruction activities.

For more information regarding Illinois Tech’s RCR policy, please visit the Office of Research Compliance website.

Upcoming Lectures/Workshops

  1. Illinois Tech’s Center for the Study of Ethics in the Professions, in partnership with the Office of Research Compliance, is hosting an RCR case study discussion on Wednesday, November 7 from 12:451:45 p.m. in Hermann Hall 003. The discussion will focus on RCR topics and satisfy the requirement to attend RCR-themed ethical research lectures/workshops. Snacks and refreshments will be provided. Register early, space is limited.
  2. Join the IEEE Chicago Professional Communications Society, Illinois Tech’s IEEE Chapter, and the Center for the Study of Ethics in the Professions for an Engineering Workshop on Saturday, November 10 from 10 a.m.noon in the McCormick Tribune Campus Center (MTCC) Ballroom. Learn more.

If you have any questions regarding Illinois Tech’s RCR policy, please contact the Office of Research Compliance at orcpd@iit.edu.