Upon the implementation of Section 7009 of the America Creating Opportunities to Meaningfully Promote Excellence in Technology, Education and Science (COMPETES) Act (42 U.S.C. 1862o-1), the National Science Foundation (NSF) required that each institution that applies for financial assistance from the Foundation for science and engineering research or education describe in its grant proposal a plan to provide appropriate training and oversight in the responsible and ethical conduct of research to undergraduate students, graduate students, and postdoctoral researchers participating in the proposed research project.
Each undergraduate student, graduate student, and postdoctoral researcher supported through funding from NSF must provide certification for pertinent responsible conduct in research training.
The requirements can be met through completion of the UWF Responsible Conduct in Research Plan.
Principal investigators may choose to have employees complete the following additional training modules, as applicable. Note: These modules do not meet the mandatory training requirements for the investigators submitting applications to the IRB or IACUC. See IRB and IACUC websites for training requirements.