RCR Training Information

Responsible Conduct in Research (RCR) Training for Bioscientists

All UCLA bioscience postdocs are eligible to participate in Responsible Conduct in Research (RCR) and Rigor and Reproducibility training courses listed below. Rather than enrolling for course credit, postdocs can audit these classes for a certificate of completion. 

RCR and Rigor and Reproducibility Courses

Introductory RCR Training

  • Course: MIMG C234
  • Target Audience: Postdocs and graduate students at any stage of their training who are bioscientists doing bench or computational research
  • Format: Combination of brief lectures and small-group case-study discussions
  • When: Spring quarter, Tuesdays 12-2pm or Fridays 10am-12pm
    10 two hour sessions
  • Where to enroll: Announced on postdoc mailing list and DGSOM Digest in early February. Sign up here to be notified when next enrollment starts.

Refresher RCR Training

  • Course: RCR Refresher course
  • Target Audience: Late-stage postdocs and graduate students doing bench, clinical or computational research
  • Format: Workshop style course focused on developing a culture of RCR as a mentor
  • When: October 4-26, Mondays and Tuesdays, 9:00am-10:30am, on Zoom
  • Where to enroll: Enrolling now for fall quarter! View the syllabus and enroll here.

Rigor and Reproducibility Training

  • Course: MOL BIO 235
  • Target Audience: Postdocs and graduate students at any stage of their training who are bioscientists doing bench or computational research
  • Format: Combination of lecture and small-group discussions, centered around videos, literature, and case-studies
  • When: Sept 29-Nov 17, Wednesdays, 10-11am, in person
  • Where to enroll: Enrolling now for fall quarter! View the syllabus and enroll here.

RCR Materials for Fellowship and Grant Writing

Most Recent RCR Course Syllabi

* organized by this office

Most Recent Rigor and Reproducibility Course Syllabus

Boilerplate Descriptions of RCR Training

Records of RCR Training Participation 

  • Records of Faculty and Trainee participation in MIMG C234 and the RCR Refresher Course for purposes of training grant preparation are available upon request.
  • Please send a request to LTalton@mednet.ucla.edu