Research Integrity & AuthorshipResponsible Conduct of Research

Program for the Ethical and Responsible Conduct of Science and Scholarship (PERCSS)


The PERCSS Core Curriculum features eight web-based learning modules in areas related to ethical and responsible conduct of research. For additional research ethics training, see the Education and Training Section of Responsible Conduct of Research.

All members of the Washington University research community are welcome to participate in PERCSS educational programming.

Core Curriculum

The PERCSS Core Curriculum  is accessible via Learn@Work consists of eight web-based learning modules in the following subject areas:

  1. Introduction to Ethical and Responsible Research
  2. Authorship and Publication
  3. Collaborative Research
  4. Conflict of Interest
  5. Data Ownership, Acquisition, Sharing, and Management
  6. Mentor-Trainee Relationships
  7. Peer Review
  8. Research Integrity

For system and technical requirements, visit the Learn@Work support page.

Click here for PERCSS boilerplate language.

For additional resources on each topic, view the PERCSS Reference Library document.

PERCSS Workshops for Face-to-Face RCR Training

The next PERCSS Workshop (live training) will take place in March 2024 on the School of Medicine campus, offering up to four hours of face-to-face training. Registration and details about this training will be announced via Research News


PERCSS is managed by Research Education and Information, in the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research. For questions or additional information about this program, please contact:

Chelsea Elliott
Compliance Specialist