Responsible Conduct in Research Education and Training
All post-docs, graduate students, and undergraduate students 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. Web-based training thru the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) has been made available as part of this educational requirement. Please read carefully the “Georgia State Instructions for RCR Learners” before you log on to CITI to complete the online training.
Instructions for logging on to CITI:
- Select “New Users Register Here“
- Select “Participating Institutions” 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“
In addition, graduate students and post doctoral research fellows are required to engage in at least five hours of additional discussion-based RCR education as adopted by their affiliate College prior to degree completion. Below you will find links to useful internal and external resources to assist with this additional training.
- U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Research Integrity
- U.S. Dept. HHS ORI: Introduction to Responsible Conduct of Research
- U.S. Dept. HHS ORI: Avoiding Plagiarism, Self-Plagiarism, and Other Questionable Writing Practices: A Guide to Ethical Writing
- U.S. Dept. HHS ORI: “The Lab Avoiding Research Misconduct”
- On Being a Scientist: A Guide to Responsible Conduct in Research, 2nd Edition” (NOTE: The 3rd edition of this book is available for purchase online)
- Georgia State University Research Misconduct Policy