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CITI Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Training for UCF Learners

RCR training is required by postdoctoral researchers, graduate, and undergraduate students performing research or training activities on National Science Foundation (NSF) and select National Institute of Health (NIH) projects within 120 calendar days from the date assigned to the project payroll and every 3 years thereafter.

Accessing CITI RCR Training

Individualized RCR Training developed by Investigators:

Investigators interested in designing their own curriculum to train students and Post–Doctoral Researchers on RCR must provide an advanced copy of such curriculum to the ORC RIC- RCR Program Office for preliminary review. The RIC Program staff will review the curriculum to verify that information about each of the generally accepted basic RCR core subject areas are included (Authorship, Collaborative Research; Conflicts of Interest; Data Management; Mentoring; Peer Review; Research Misconduct; Plagiarism and Research Involving Human Subjects).

Investigators must take into consideration that under select NIH funded projects, in addition to completing the online CITI Program-RCR Training applicable to their discipline/science, participants are required to complete at least 8 hours of contact training between investigator and participants. For documentation purposes, all Individualized RCR Training sessions must be acknowledged and documented by the investigator and the participant using the Individualized RCR Training Completion Form available at for record keeping and auditing related purposes by the university and/or the sponsoring agency.

For questions or additional information relating to the conduct of Individualized RCR Training, please contact the RIC-RCR Training staff at

other Resources

Read the pre-publication workshop summary of Ethics Education and Scientific and Engineering Research: What's Been Learned? What Should be Done? (

National Academy for Engineering, Center for Engineering Ethics and Society (

Ethics in Science and Engineering National Clearinghouse

Office of Research Integrity research misconduct - RCR Resources web page: