Online RCR Course through CITI

To affirm our commitment to responsible conduct of research and scholarly activity, UK is now requiring that everyone who is eligible to conduct research complete the online RCR course and in-person RCR training/discussion session. 

The online RCR course is to be completed through the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) third-party learning platform. The Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) course basic stage is the first component of the RCR training requirement. You will complete the refresher stage of this course once every two years, thereafter.* (The RCR in-person training/discussion session does not count towards the refresher stage of this course.)

*Graduate students with no research (ex. not paid on grant, not listed on sponsored project or research protocol) are only required to complete the online RCR course Basic stage and the RCR In-Person training/discussion component one time.)

About the CITI Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Course

This course provides an in-depth review of core RCR topics including case studies and video examples. 

The required basic stage modules are:

  • Responsible Conduct of Research Special Instructions;
  • Mentoring;
  • Peer Review;
  • Research Misconduct;
  • Conflicts of Interest;
  • Data Management; and
  • Reproducibility of Research Results.

The required refresher stage modules are:

  • 2 modules of your choice from the modules listed above

Review of the required materials and completion of the quizzes will take about 30-35 minutes per topic. Courses do not have to be completed in one session. A minimum aggregate score of 80% is required to pass the RCR course. CITI allows you to retake the quizzes if you do not obtain the minimum score required to pass the course.