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.