About Responsible Conduct of Research at UCSF

Training in ethics and the responsible conduct of research, often simply called "RCR," is an integral component of education at UC San Francisco. Furthermore, the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture all require their grantees to fulfill formal RCR training to ensure the quality and integrity of their research.

You can identify the appropriate training program for you by selecting the above landing page for your respective group — graduate students (in both basic and social sciences), postdocs, and clinician scientists. We also provide information for training program faculty and admins, including opportunities for faculty participation in the instruction of RCR and descriptions of RCR training that can be used for your training grants.

RCR Contacts at UCSF

Graduate Division (GRAD) 214 
RCR course for Basic Science PhD students

D'Anne Duncan, PhD
Assistant Dean of the Graduate Division
GRAD 214 RCR Course Director

Nancy Street, PhD
Contracted Associate Dean of the Graduate Division
[email protected]

Rigney Turnham, PhD
GRAD 214 Course Manager
[email protected]

Responsible Conduct of Research Course for Postdoctoral Scholars (RCR-PS)

Bill Lindstaedt
Assistant Vice Chancellor, Career Advancement, International and Postdoctoral Services

Responsible Conduct of Research Course for Clinical Researchers
Online RCR course with live stream discussion for Clinician Scientists and Social Science PhD students

Sara Ackerman, PhD, MPH
Associate Professor, UCSF Bioethics Program
Associate Professor, Social and Behavioral Sciences
RCR Course Director

Winston Chiong, MD, PhD
Associate Professor, Neurology
Interim Director, UCSF Bioethics Program

Asha Robertson
RCR Course Manager

Office of Ethics and Compliance

Brian Smith
Associate Vice Chancellor, Interim Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer
[email protected]

Joan Doherty
Assistant Director, Ethics and Compliance
[email protected]

Vanessa Ridley
Chief UCSF Health Compliance Officer, Clinical Enterprise Compliance Program
[email protected]

Kendra Aiken
Manager, Conflict of Interest Program
[email protected]

Laurie Herraiz
Director, Human Research Protection Program
[email protected]

Institutional Animal Care & Use
[email protected]

Investigations Unit
Cheryl Addleman
June Castle

Assistant Research Integrity Officer, Research Integrity Office
Kelly Simmons
[email protected]

Office of Innovation, Technology, and Alliances (ITA)

Irene Shin
Interim Director, Industry Contracts

Jim Kiriakis
Interim Director of ITA

Karin Immergluck
Executive Director, Technology Management

Peter Kotsonis

Stephanie Marrus
Director, Entrepreneurship Center