Responsible Conduct of Research What is the Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR)? As described by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in NOT-OD-10-019 RCR is the practice of scientific investigation with integrity. Drexel University requires all researchers engage in ethical research practices based on regulatory standards and professional guidelines of the respected field. There are a broad range of topics that RCR covers including: Conflict of Interest Data Acquisition, Management, Sharing and Ownership Publication Practices and Responsible Authorship Peer Review Collaborative Science Mentor/Trainee Responsibility Research Misconduct Research Involving Human Subjects Research Involving Animal Subjects Laboratory safety Intellectual Property Who oversees Responsible Conduct of Research for Drexel University? The Executive Vice Provost of Research & Innovation oversees all aspects of the research enterprise. The RCR program is directly overseen by the Research Integrity Officer for the University.