CITI RCR Information for Trainees

TRAINING REQUIRED IN THE RESPONSIBLE CONDUCT OF RESEARCH FOR NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION-SUPPORTED UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS, GRADUATE STUDENTS, AND POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWS

Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) training is mandated by a new National Science Foundation ruling.  Effective January 4, 2010, Sponsored Programs must certify on every proposal submission to NSF that an RCR training program is in place, to be completed by undergraduate students, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows who are working on a NSF-awarded project.

To comply with the NSF award conditions, Sponsored Programs will halt use of NSF grant funds for any positions on which training is required if, after six months, Sponsored Programs has not received proof that NSF-supported students and/or postdoctoral fellows have not completed the required Responsible Conduct for Research training.

To access required RCR Training, please go to https://www.citiprogram.org

Instructions are available to guide you through registration and navigation of the course:

How to Register for the CITI RCR Course

How to Navigate the CITI RCR Course

The CITI RCR Course addresses the following topics:

  • Research Misconduct
  • Data Acquisition and Management
  • Responsible Authorship
  • Peer Review
  • Mentoring
  • Conflicts of Interest
  • Collaborative Research

If you have any additional questions about RCR training requirements or need assistance, please call the Sponsored Programs Office at 330-672-2070 (2-2070 from an on-campus phone).  

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