RESPONSIBLE CONDUCT OF RESEARCH (RCR)
The RCR series covers core norms, principles, regulations, and rules governing the practice of research. The National Institutes of Health (NIH), the National Science Foundation (NSF), and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) require certain categories of researchers to receive RCR training. RCR is increasingly viewed as an essential component of training, regardless of a researcher's source of funding.
The RCR series consists of a basic course, complemented with a set of additional modules of interest, and a refresher course.
For a listing, description, language availability, and recommended use of each module in the RCR series, download the RCR Catalog (PDF file).
For recommendations on using this series, download Using CITI Program Content: Responsible Conduct of Research (PDF file).
RCR content is suitable for any person involved in research, ranging from upper-level undergraduates to established faculty. Particular emphasis is given to the educational needs of graduate students and postdoctoral researchers. The CITI Program’s RCR courses can be used to complement an in-person training experience. The courses can provide students or other researchers with a conceptual foundation that can enhance the quality of in-person training.
Pricing and Subscription Options
Available to subscribing organizations as a part of the base subscription. Independent Learner registration is available for $100 USD/course.
- Subscribe as a new organization.
- Subscribe as an existing organization.
- Register as an Independent Learner.