The Georgia Tech RCR Compliance Policy is intended to meet the RCR training requirements of federal funding agencies and other sponsors; it covers:
- GT PURA – The RCR Compliance Policy applies to all students who participate in Georgia Tech’s President’s Undergraduate Research Award (PURA) Program.
- NSF – The RCR Compliance Policy applies to all undergraduate students, graduate students, and postdoctoral researchers, whether as an employee, GRA, or other trainee, funded by new NSF proposals submitted, or due, on or after January 4, 2010, to conduct research; it excludes, for example, conference, symposium, workshop, or travel proposals. The Policy also applies to NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) Fellows funded by Fellowship Offers effective with the 2010 Competition.
- NIH – The RCR Compliance Policy applies to the following NIH programs: D43, D71, F05, F30, F31, F32, F33, F34, F37, F38, K01, K02, K05, K07, K08, K12, K18, K22, K23, K24, K25, K26, K30, K99/R00, KL1, KL2, R25, R36, T15, T32, T34, T35, T36, T37, T90/R90, TL1, TU2, and U2R. All undergraduate students, graduate students, and postdoctoral researchers funded by an NIH training grant, a career development award (individual or institutional), a research education grant, or a dissertation research grant must receive RCR instruction, with the exception of those funded by the K99/R00 program. For the K99/R00 program, only the PI (fellow) of the project is required to complete the RCR training.
- USDA NIFA – The RCR Compliance Policy applies to all researchers funded by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) program, including the principal investigator, other faculty members, students, postdocs, and any staff participating in the research project.
The applicability criteria contained within this Policy may expand to cover other groups of researchers and sponsors in the future.