UNH's Web-Based Program of Instruction in the Ethical and Responsible Conduct of Research and Scholarly Activity
Welcome to the University of New Hampshire's (UNH) Web-based program of instruction in the ethical and responsible conduct of research. This program consists of interactive, self-contained training modules on 11 topic areas (listed in the top left) related to the responsible conduct of research and scholarly activity. To access the modules simply click on one of the links in the top left.
Each module presents:
- Learning objectives
- A case study featuring ethical issues pertaining to the topic area
- Content that supports the learning objectives
- Review scenarios at the end of the content section
- The same case study at the end of the content with ethical issues identified
- A way to certify completion at the end of the module (Note: In order to certify completion of a module all review questions must be answered correctly)
Modules may be completed according to the individual’s own timeframe. Allow approximately 30 minutes for each module. Upon successfully completing a module and certifying completion:
- UNH users will be presented with a link to a certificate of completion for that module (UNH users must be logged onto the UNH network either on-campus or via the VPN in order to access the certificate), which they should print/save for their records, and will be sent an email confirming completion of that module with the certificate attached.
- Non-UNH users will be sent an email confirming completion of that module with a certicate of completion for that module attached.
National Science Foundation (NSF) and US Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Institute of Food & Agriculture (NIFA) RCR Training Mandates
Individuals at UNH taking the 11 RCR modules to fulfill part of the NSF RCR training mandate and/or the USDA NIFA RCR training mandate must complete the certification form at the end of every module, and indicate this purpose in the comments section of the form in order to ensure credit.
Questions about the modules may be directed to Julie Simpson, Director, Research Integrity Services at firstname.lastname@example.org or 603-862-2003.
(Financial support for the development of these instructional modules was provided by the Office of Research Integrity (ORI), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services through a $25,000 Responsible Conduct of Research Resource Development Program grant. This grant supported approximately 80% of the project's costs.)