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, in-person
    Tuesdays, 12-2pm or Fridays, 10am-12pm; 10 two-hour sessions
  • Where to enroll: Enrollment will be announced each February on the postdoc mailing list, DGSOM Digest, and to Training Grant Directors.

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: Each October, on Zoom
  • Where to enroll: Enrollment will be announced each September on the postdoc mailing list, DGSOM Digest, and to Training Grant Directors. Now enrolling! Register 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: Fall quarter, in person
  • Where to enroll: Enrollment will be announced each September on the postdoc mailing list, DGSOM Digest, and to Training Grant Directors.

RCR Materials for Fellowship and Grant Writing

Most Recent RCR Course Syllabi

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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