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Responsible Conduct of Research

Before starting research, students must complete three online training modules on the Responsible Conduct of Research. No research-related student wages will be paid for work prior to the completion of these modules. This policy ensures that Calvin College is in compliance with federally mandated regulations. [If you have taken the training in the past, you do not have to take it again.]

You can expect the training modules to require 1-2 hours of your time.

Instructions for completing the training modules:

1) Create your own account at the Ethics CORE training site. https://nationalethicscenter.org/register.

2) After clicking this link, fill in only the required fields in the top few lines. After you click on "Create an Account," you should receive a confirmation email. Click on the link within the email to confirm your registration. Login using your new username and password.

3) Click on the "CMDITR RCR Modules," find the link for "RCR User Account Registration" and use the drop-down menus to (a) identify your department and (b) affiliate yourself with the "Calvin College RCR" group. Once you are registered, you will be forwarded to the online ethics tutorials under the "CMDITR RCR Modules" tab. If you are a returning user, click on the "CMDITR RCR Modules" tab and access the tutorials through either the "Preview" or the "Continue" link.

4) The system will acknowledge the completion of each of the tutorials (and the embedded quizzes). Make sure to complete all three of them.