Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) - Sub-Recipient Training Requirements

Page Updated: May 10th, 2019

Congratulations on your participation as a sub-recipient investigator on a recent USDA – NIFA award that will be administered through the UW Research and Sponsored Programs (RSP) Office.

As part of the sub-award issuance process, the UW VCRGE has responsibility to ensure compliance with the USDA Responsible Conduct of Research training requirement, contained in the April 2013 USDA NIFA research award terms and conditions. Sub-recipients that do not have an USDA NIFA compliant RCR training mechanism in place may elect to take UW-Madison’s RCR training through Canvas.

If you have elected to use the UW's RCR training plan, please contact Heather McFadden at for instructions on completing UW's RCR training.


For any questions related to the RCR training requirement or the actual training, please feel free to contact Heather McFadden at