Welcome to the RCR workshop sign up and overview page

The RCR workshop series is offered approximately twice during the calendar year, based on need and interest.

Descriptions of each workshop and any known, upcoming training dates are listed below.

All students and faculty are welcome to sign up to attend the workshops, but priority is given to those that need to complete RCR training to fulfill a grant requirement, as described here.

For those not taking RCR trainings to fulfill a requirement may elect to come to one, a few or all of the RCR sessions, space permitting.

Each workshop is capped at 30 participants to facilitate discussion.

Workshops are typically offered during lunchtime. Food is provided.

If you need to cancel, please email rcr@Northeastern.edu at least 2 days prior to the workshop.

To obtain a Certificate of Completion, participants are required to attend 7 workshops (each 1-2 hours in length), plus complete a Capstone project (a short presentation on a specific issue covered during the workshops).
Students must request a Certificate of Completion through this online form.

RCR workshops are led by through a collaborative effort between NU-RES, faculty and senior administrators from across the University.

Grant stewardship

  • Description: Research funded by external organizations requires an awareness of professional norms and standards as well as the laws, regulations, and policies applicable to award management. The Grant & Contract Stewardship workshop provides an overview of investigators’ responsibilities for the oversight and administration of their funded research and sponsored activities.
  • Presenter: Dana Carroll, AVP Research Administration, NU-RES
  • Time:12-2:00 p.m.
  • Location: 336 CSC

September 12th, 2019 sign up here

Lab safety

  • Description: This class will review lab safety considerations in the context of responsible conduct of research.
  • Presenter: Abigail Koppes, PhD, Assistant Professor Department of Chemical Engineering, School of Engineering
  • Time: 2:50-4:00 p.m.
  • Location: 307 BK

September 18th, 2019 sign up here

Inclusion, Harassment and Professional Culture

  • Description: This workshop will be an interactive session on appropriate professional cultures. The workshop will address a broad range of topics, including diversity and inclusion, harassment, and the Title IX reporting and investigation process. We will explore case studies and offer opportunities to share experiences in a way that will offer insights into how to foster a relaxed and engaged work environment.
  • Presenters: Mark Jannoni, AVP, Equity & Compliance | John Armdariz, Vice Provost, Office of Institutional Diversity & Inclusion | Megan Pirrello, Learning & Development Consultant, HR
  • Time: 12-2:00 p.m.
  • Location: 336 Curry

September 26th, 2019 sign up here

Publication and peer review

  • Description: Publication of a peer-reviewed study involves a great deal of work and often takes place over an extended period. In this session targeting new and future graduate student authors, we will discuss the process involved in bringing a study to publication in a peer-reviewed journal. We will discuss best-practices at each step along the path to authorship.
  • Presenter: Patricia Mabrouk, Ph.D., Professor of Chemistry & Chemical Biology, College of Science
  • Time: 11:30 a.m.- 1:30 p.m.
  • Location: 336 CSC

October 3rd, 2019 sign up here

Data acquisition, storage & management

  • Description: This workshop approaches data acquisition, storage & management through three main topics: research data management and its relationship to reproducibility and stewardship; data ethics; and data storage & archiving options and other resources available to Northeastern researchers. The session will include interactive activities and small group discussion of case studies.
  • Presenters: Julia Cho, Technical Writer, Research Computing | Jen Ferguson, Head, Research Data Services, University Library
  • Time: 12:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m.
  • Location: 336 Curry

October 9th, 2019 sign up here

Mentor and trainee responsibilities

  • Description: TBD
  • Date: TBD
  • Time: 12-2:00 p.m.
  • Location: TBD

Human, animal & biological materials research

  • Description: TBD
  • Date: TBD
  • Time: 12-2:00 p.m.
  • Location: TBD

The CITI online module may be taken in place of one workshop

Students may apply to NU-RES to substitute one external workshop in lieu of the Northeastern RCR class (i.e. attending a symposium on data management in lieu of the RCR workshop on the same topic) by emailing rcr@northeastern.edu with a link to the training session description and confirmation of their attendance

Capstone Project

  • Description: students will present on their own, in pairs or as part of a team on a topic related to the RCR curriculum.
  • Date: TBD (multiple times will be available)
  • Time: 12-2:00 p.m.
  • Location: TBD


  • Description: As a graduate student, you will notice that much of the focus of your work will involve publishing your scholarship. In this session, we will discuss what authorship means and why it is so important. Authorship comes with much credit and responsibility. We will discuss some of the important responsibilities you assume when you take on this vital role.
  • Presenter: Patricia Mabrouk, Ph.D., Professor of Chemistry & Chemical Biology, College of Science
  • Time: Spring TBD
  • Location: TBD

Research misconduct & conflicts of interest

  • Description: Workshop includes information on reporting research misconduct; an overviewing of investigatory proceedings; discussion on financial and other conflicts of interest and how to manage and disclose them in an academic research setting.
  • Presenter: Jeff Seo, VPRA NU-RES
  • Time: Spring TBD
  • Location:TBD