Responsibilities and Ethics in the Conduct of Research

This workshop fulfills the Graduate School’s three-hour ethics workshop requirement for graduation (Ph.D. only) as well as the eight-hour Responsible Conduct of Research requirement. Sessions focus on different aspects of the responsibilities and ethics in the conduct of research, such as recognizing and approaching ethical problems, mentoring, conflicts of interest and commitment, avoiding plagiarism, intellectual property, research misconduct, human subject research, and animal research and lab safety.

RCR/Ethics Workshop

The workshop will be held on campus on Monday, January 16, 2017. Register for the 2017 RCR Workshop.

Humanities Research Integrity Workshop

The workshop will be held on campus on Monday, January 16, 2017. Register for the 2017 Research Integrity Workshop

Alternate Ethics Workshop Options

For those students who have not attended a workshop, there are several alternatives that may be pursued to fulfill the requirement:

  • The College of Science annually holds a day-long Science Ethics Workshop. This is typically held at the start of the academic year.
  • Students may attend the following year’s Graduate School Workshop.
  • Any ethics workshop or seminar that lasts a minimum of three hours in length serve to fulfill the three-hour Graduate School requirement

Students wishing to attend an alternate event (one other than the Graduate School’s annual ethics workshop at the start of the spring semester) must first request an exemption PRIOR TO attending that alternate event from Associate Dean of Students John Lubker.

Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR)

If you have questions concerning the misconduct policy or need to report an incident of research misconduct, please contact Notre Dame Research Compliance at or (574) 631-1389.

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