Responsible Conduct of Research

Date: Friday, January 10, 2014
Time: 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Location: Peter O’Donnell Jr. Building (POB) 2.302, Avaya Auditorium
Cost: $0.00
Open To: Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students, Postdoctoral Fellows, Faculty, and others involved in research
Registration: RR100 via TXClass

For more information, please download the class information flyer [PDF]


A certificate of completion will only be issued to trainees who sign in for and attend both the morning and afternoon sessions of the seminar. No exceptions will be made.


Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) training is part of an effort by the University of Texas at Austin to provide undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty who require the training with superior educational opportunities for professional growth. This training has been developed to increase your awareness of ethical issues that may occur while conducting research. At the end of this training, you will have acquired skills that will help you identify ethical dilemmas and resources available to you to help you.


Morning Session
Time Activity Speaker

7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.



8:00 a.m. – 8:15 a.m.

Welcome and Introduction

Elena V. Mota, BA
Program Coordinator
Office of Sponsored Projects

8:15 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.

Social Responsibilities of the Researcher

To Be Named

8:45 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.

Research Misconduct

Robert A. Peterson, PhD
Associate Vice President for Research
Office of the Vice President for Research

9:15 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Conflict of Interest

Holly Tieu, BA
Senior Program Coordinator
Office of Research Support

10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.



10:15 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Human Subjects

Abigail E. Cameron, MA
IRB Senior Program Coordinator
Office of Research Support

11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.


Mary Steinhardt.EDD
Faculty Ombudsperson
Department of Kinesiology and Health Education

11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.


*not provided*

Afternoon Session
Time Activity Speaker
12:45 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.



1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.

Peer Review

To Be Named

1:45 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.


Jennifer Lyon, PhD
Director, Strategic Research Initiatives
College of Natural Sciences

2:30 p.m – 2:45 p.m.



2:45 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Financial Mangement / Collaboration

Susan W. Sedwick, PhD
Associate Vice President for Research and Director, Office of Sponsored Projects

3:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

Animal Subjects

Glen Otto, DVM
Animal Resources Center

4:15 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Data Management

Colleen E. Lyon, MLS
Digital Repository Librarian
University of Texas Libraries