Responsible Conduct of Research

You will need to provide proof of satisfying the Responsible Conduct of Research Training.

This requirement may be fulfilled by:

  • Enrolling in and passing PHI 640 Graduate Research Ethics or
  • Enrolling in and passing RPN 541 Ethics and Conduct of Research or
  • Completing the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) online Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) course with a score of 80% or higher

To select the third option, completing the CITI online RCR course, you will first need to register with CITI site.

The RCR program is comprised of a series of modules, each of which consists of readings and case studies and ends with a quiz covering the material. The program allows you to enter and exit at any point and to re-take the quiz associated with each section.

Once you have successfully completed the appropriate version of the CITI RCR program with a passing grade of 80% or higher, print the “Completion Report” as documentation and submit with your Application to Candidacy Form.