Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR)

The Center for Bioethics’ Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Course is primarily restricted to post doctoral trainees working within quad-based, Harvard Medical School faculty laboratories.

To view and register for RCR, sign-up via the Harvard Training Portal.

The course is designed to run as a graduate-style seminar. Each session will be co-facilitated by the course director, research faculty, and administrative deans. This course is meant to provide an opportunity to openly and critically reflect with your peers and others about what responsibility and integrity should mean to the professional scientific community. To that end, you will be expected to have done the readings prior to class and you will be expected to participate in discussion.

We are not able to accommodate requests from Harvard teaching hospital clinical trainees. Exceptions may be considered on an individual basis and can depend on the trainee’s primary funding source. Hospital administrators should look to their own institutions for RCR offerings. Some resources are listed below.

If you do not have a Harvard ID and need to register, please email