Beyond the RCR orientations, all graduate students have to complete additional RCR forums. These are more specialized, smaller and interactive opportunities for you to engage with faculty, librarians, staff and other professionals to explore ethical issues and concerns in your scholarship. The minimum requirements are listed below, and you are encouraged to take more.

Master's1 forum
Ph.D.4 forums (3 for students matriculating before Fall 2020; see note)
Ph.D. (Basic Medical Sciences)2 forums (1 for students matriculating before Fall 2020)

Transcript Credits

RCR forums are given numbers on your transcript and can be repeated. Each listed below is worth two hours of RCR credit toward graduation, although a "zero" credit will appear on your transcript as they are not regular, semester-long classes:

  • GS714: Academic Integrity & Misconduct 
  • GS715: Diversity & Inclusion in a Research Environment 
  • GS716: Mentoring & Wellness
  • GS717: Best Practices in Responsible Scholarship
  • BIOTRAIN755: Responsible Scientist TAship (Forum option for OBGE)
  • GS711, GS712: Generic Graduate School RCR credit (old numbers)

Registration for these events will be available at the event links below. Do not try to register through DukeHub. 

Upcoming RCR Forums

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Duke's Advancing Scientific Integrity, Services, and Training (ASIST) office provides RCR training for faculty and staff. Many of those events are also available for graduate student RCR credit as well, as long as you are enrolled (i.e., in classes or continuation) in the term it is offered. These ASIST events (RCR200) typically earn credit for GS714; there are also occasional opportunities for GS715 as well. Check back often.  

ASIST RCR for Graduate Students