Policies, Responsibilities, and Procedures
National Science Foundation and UW-Madison Requirements for Responsible Conduct of Research Training
EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY: The National Science Foundation, by mandate of the United States Congress in the America Competes Act Section 7009 requires all undergraduate students, graduate students and postdoctoral researchers supported by NSF research funding to receive training in Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR). All undergraduate students, graduate students and postdoctoral researchers supported by NSF research funding at the University of Wisconsin-Madison must take the Responsible Conduct of Research course in Learn@UW. This training is also recommended for those not currently required to complete this course.
Please Note: This applies to all NSF awards granted for proposals submitted on or after January 4, 2010.
Help desk for UW-Madison NSF RCR training: email@example.com or 608-890-2468.
Course Registration Information
To register for the course, please use your UW NetID and password to login to Learn@UW. In the upper right corner next to the current date, is a self register option. Please click on Self Register and then on Responsible Conduct of Research. This will walk you through a series of verifications. Once you have completed registration, you will be able to begin the course.
Notice of Training
PIs receiving NSF funding for research will be notified of this requirement in the NSF Notice of Award. The Graduate School Office of Research Policy will also notify the PI and the department of the requirements via email. In addition, individuals who must complete training will be identified via payroll records and notified of their training requirements. Once an individual is notified of the requirement, he or she will have 30 days to complete the training module in Learn@UW. Subsequent email notices will be sent as reminders to complete training. If the individual does not complete the training within the 30 day window, he or she will be removed from the NSF award and paid with non-sponsored departmental funds.
The Graduate School has created look-up tools to assist PIs and RCR Coordinators with tracking online course completion. Please use your UW NetID and password to login.
- Principal Investigator:
- RCR Coordinator: