frequently asked questions

What is Responsible Conduct of Research?

Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) is defined as the practice of scientific investigation with integrity.  It involves the awareness and application of established professional norms and ethical principles in the performance of all activities related to scientific research.

What is Good Clinical Practice?

Good Clinical Practice (GCP) is an international ethical and scientific quality standard for the design, conduct, performance, monitoring, auditing, recording, analyses and reporting of clinical trials and studies.

For more information on GCP, visit Research Navigator.

How do I meet the NIH/NSF Mandate for Responsible Conduct of Research?

Partners has developed a Responsible Conduct of Research course to satisfy NIH & NSF RCR requirements. The Partners RCR course includes completion of three mandatory components: 1) CITI Online RCR training; 2) a 4-hour Partners RCR seminar; and 3) at least 4 hours of RCR-eligible lectures

For more information on RCR requirements, visit Research Navigator.

How do I meet the NIH Mandate for Good Clinical Practice?

You can fulfill the NIH requirement  by completing the CITI Course: Good Clinical Practices Research. To register or login to the CITI training, click here. Type ‘Brigham and Women’s Hospital’ when prompted to select your organizational affiliation.

For more information on GCP, visit Research Navigator.

How do I access CITI Training?

To register or login to the CITI training, click here. Type ‘Brigham and Women’s Hospital’ when prompted to select your organizational affiliation.

For information on how to access and fulfill the CITI training requirements, visit Research Navigator.

How often must I renew my CITI Training?

Every 3 years.

What are the BWH required trainings for animal researchers?

You can access the BWH Required Training for Animal Researchers here.

What are the BWH required trainings for clinical researchers?

How do I register for Brigham Research Education courses?