Welcome to CUR eLearning modules on the Responsible Conduct of Research. In partnership with the George A. Smathers Libraries, we have developed this course as an introduction to RCR for undergraduate students at the University of Florida.
When you click the link below you will be taken to a registration page. This page will add the course to your current Canvas dashboard. You can take one or all of the sections of the course. If you complete all modules you will be provided with a RCR for Undergraduate Certification of Completion.
When you click the link below you will be taken to a canvas site specifically designed for Faculty who would like to incorporate components of RCR for Undergraduates into their courses or student training. This canvas site is available for you to use in your current course and provides additional instructor resources. Instructors can assign students to take one or all of the available modules.
Each semester over 2000 UF undergraduates assist faculty with their research in colleges across campus. This is a high impact educational practice that is a valuable addition to the undergraduate curriculum. Students learn many important skills such as critical thinking, how to analyze data, and how to communicate their research to others. Each enters a mentee-mentor relationship with a faculty researcher. The mentor is a role model that can help the student develop a professional identity and crystallize their career goals. There is a deep literature on what best practices in mentoring undergraduate researchers are, and this module has been designed for faculty, postdocs, and graduate students to help them understand these best practices. The Center for Undergraduate Research is happy to help you with any questions you may have throughout the mentoring process.
Click the image to the right to navigate to the canvas module.