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Responsible Conduct of Research

Responsible Conduct of Research

Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) On-Line Training

Course in the Responsible Conduct of Research

UVM has contracted with the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) to provide online educational modules in the responsible conduct of research.

CITI's online Basic course in Responsible Conduct of Research fulfills the training requirement for students and postdoctoral researchers involved in NSF proposals and may be used to fulfill other RCR requirements by other sponsors. 

UVM recommends that all researchers and research staff complete this training to promote high standards of ethics and accountability in all research conducted at our institution.

The RCR Basic course guides you through a series of modules (topics) some of which incorporate case studies and/or quizzes. In order to receive training credit you must pass all the required modules for the RCR Basic course with a minimum combined score of 80%.  The Refresher Course will NOT fulfill the NSF requirement.

The RCR Basic course requires several hours to complete the required modules. If you want to improve your score, you may repeat any quiz in which you didn't score 100% correct. Optional modules may also be elected for additional training and are listed underneath the required modules.

A record of participation will be maintained.

These training modules may be used for all levels of classroom instruction, lab meetings, seminars and whenever the topic of responsible conduct of research can be appropriately incorporated into University education and training opportunities

CITI Registration and Login Instructions

Registration Instructions for those who do not have a UVM CITI Account
  1. Open your browser and go to the CITI Login page
  2. Click on "Log In" which is located at the top right of the CITI page.
  3. Then, click "Log In Through My Institution" to view the organizations listed to use "Single Sign On" (SSO) for CITI Program access, scroll down to click on "University of Vermont" and use your UVM Net ID and password to sign in.
  4. If you haven't associated your UVM account with CITI, you will be prompted to choose whether you already have a CITI Program account or if you don't have a CITI Program account.  If you have set up a CITI account in the past, choose the first option and follow the instructions to link your UVM account.  Otherwise, choose the second option and select "Click here to create a new CITI Program account." If you do not receive these prompts, then proceed to step 5.
  5. From the Main Menu, select "University of Vermont Courses."
  6. Then, select "Add a Course."
  7. Choose "Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) - Basic."
CITI Login for those who are already registered for a UVM CITI Account

Users may save their work and return to CITI at any time to complete the training.  When you do return to CITI always use the the command "Log in through my Institution." This avoids creating multiple CITI accounts and having to restart the training.

  1. Go to the CITI Login page: Choose to "Log in through my Institution" and scroll down to click on the link for the University of Vermont.  Supply your UVM NetID and Password (if necessary) and log on.
  2. From the Main Menu, select "University of Vermont Courses."
  3. Continue completing any unfinished RCR Basic course work.   

NOTE: DO NOT CHOOSE "Responsible Conduct of Research - Refresher".  It will NOT satisfy the requirement.

If you have any questions, you may contact Nicole Schwartz, RCR Coordinator ( or 656-7863)

Last modified December 13 2017 03:08 PM

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