Responsible Conduct of Research

Middlebury must certify that it has a plan in place to train all undergraduates who participate in research funded by the National Science Foundation in ethical and responsible practices for conducting research.

Learn more about this requirement at the NSF RCR web page.

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Training in the Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) is required for all undergraduate student research funded by NSF (whether or not the students themselves are paid from the NSF award), and other federal agencies also have RCR training requirements for undergarduates and other participants (e.g. USDA). RCR training may ultimately be required for undergraduate student research in all disciplines.

Middlebury College has adopted an RCR plan to ensure that all parties who are required receive RCR training.

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Forms to document RCR training are available here.

This plan will be reviewed on a regular basis and amended as needed to address logistic challenges and updates to sponsor requirements.