Postdoctoral Affairs

Responsible Conduct in Research

The Division of Biology & Medicine, along with most of the agencies that sponsor biomedical research, require instruction in the Responsible Conduct of Research.

This training takes place at various intervals in a scientist's career. The NIH requires that this training includes "substantial face to face discussions". The Division's primary training takes place in the Fall of each year and we offer subsequent refresher training throughout the Fall and Spring semesters.

Learn more about requirements from the NSF and NIH.

Fall Training Sequence

The Fall RCR training sequence organized by the Associate Dean for Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies is required for all entering PhD students in the Division of Biology and Medicine. Others, including postdoctoral researchers, masters students and junior faculty with career development grants are welcome to participate by making a request to