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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 Login for those who are already registered for a UVM CITI Account

  1. Go to the CITI Login page; Choose to "Log in through my Institution"; scroll down to click on the link for the University of Vermont; supply your UVM NetID and password (if necessary) and login

Registration Instructions for those who do not have a UVM CITI Account

  1. Go to the CITI Login page; Choose to Register
  2. Click on the blue hyperlink below the text box "Can't find your institution? It may use Single Sign On.  Check here."
  3. Scroll down and click on the link for the University of Vermont
  4. Associate your SSO account with a CITI Program account Choosing the second option "I don't have a CITI Program account and need to create one"
  5. Click on the blue box below that says, "Create a new CITI Program account"
  6. Follow the prompts to supply required information and navigate finally to "University of Vermont Course"
  7. Choose "Add a Course"
  8. Choose "Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) - Basic"

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

The course allows users to save their work and come back to it later.  It will take several hours to complete.

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