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Responsible Conduct of Research

Virginia Commonwealth University is committed to fostering an environment of uncompromising integrity and ethical conduct. As such, all University Members are expected to adhere to the highest ethical standards of professional conduct and integrity. Our core values and principles include: respect, honesty, excellence, responsibility and accountability, stewardship, and compliance. These core values provide an overarching framework that applies to the conduct of research and scholarly activities carried out by University Members.


RCR and Funding Agencies

The National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation mandate training in responsible conduct of research for trainees.


For more information about responsible conduct of research.

RCR Education and Training

If you are supported by or doing research under an NIH or NSF grant please consult our policy link below for more information on VCU requirements and available courses.