Responsible Conduct in Research

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The foundation of all scientific and research endeavors is the integrity of the process. To ensure that Georgia State University faculty, students, and staff meet the highest levels of research integrity, this Office provides ongoing support to ensure the proper treatment of human and animal subjects, address lab and biosafety issues, radiation and environmental safety, provides support for export control regulations, addresses conflicts of interest and commitment, and the ethical conduct and reporting of research.

Georgia State University is committed to ethical research undertaken by students, graduate students and post-docs as well as by faculty. Georgia State requires students (undergraduates, graduates and post-doctoral fellows) involved in empirical research to undertake “Responsible Conduct in Research (RCR)” training as part of their academic requirements for graduation.

Research and scholarly misconduct

Anyone who suspects research and scholarly misconduct may report suspected misconduct utilizing the established confidential report process. More information can be found in the Research Misconduct Policy and Procedure document.

Responsible conduct in research

All undergraduates, graduate students, and post-docs involved in empirical research at Georgia State University are required to undertake Responsible Conduct in Research (RCR) education and training as part of their requirements for graduation or employment. As part of this educational requirement, web-based training thru the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) has been made available to meet this requirement. Before you log onto the CITI training program, please read carefully the “Georgia State Instructions for RCR Learners”. To log onto the modules provided by CITI, go to

Instructions for logging on to CITI

  • Select “New Users Register Here
  • Select “Participating Insitutions” and find and select “Georgia State University” in the drop down menu
  • Select “Responsible Conduct in Research” training and your specific research focus: physical science, biomedical, social and behavioral, arts and humanities, or research administrators
  • Provide a User Name and Password of your own choice
  • Enter your Name and Georgia State email address and an alternate email address, if you have one
  • Click “Submit
  • Complete the Course Registration Information
  • You will also be asked to complete a voluntary, anonymous survey about the course. This will help the CITI developers improved the course and correct errors and/or imperfections.
  • Click “Submit

Research integrity contact information:

Brenda Chapman
Associate Vice President for URSA

Mailing Address:
Research Integrity
Georgia State University
P.O. Box 3999
Atlanta, GA 30302-3999

Contact Information:
Phone: (404) 413-3505
Fax: (404) 413-3504

In Person:
30 Courtland St.
Room 218, Alumni Hall
Atlanta, GA 30303

Hours of Operation:
8:30 a.m. – 5:15 p.m.