Sponsored Programs Administration

Responsible Conduct of Research

Training in the core norms, principles, and rules governing the practice of responsible research is part of funding requirements of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the National Science Foundation (NSF), and the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA). Refer to the MU Office of Sponsored Programs Administration (OSPA) Sponsored Programs Procedure Guide for agency-specific requirements and related campus procedures.

The University of Missouri is a subscriber to the Web-based Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) program. The MU CITI curriculum includes modules for Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) training in any of various academic disciplines. Successful completion of the CITI training is used by OSPA to certify training status.

CITI RCR Training Program: Getting Started

The CITI RCR Training Program modules are accessible to MU personnel using single sign-on (SSO) authentication from any computer with Internet connectivity.

Click here to log in with your MU username and password.

From the CITI main page, click the “University of Missouri-Columbia Courses” tab under "Main Menu/My Courses" to view the courses you are enrolled in for the University of Missouri. Click "Add a Course" to select other available courses for completion.

Choose “I would like to enroll in Responsible Conduct of Research courses.” You will have the opportunity to choose the RCR course that most closely matches your discipline. Choices include biomedical research, social and behavioral sciences, humanities, engineering, and physical sciences.

Upon entering the course, the "Grade Book" will be displayed which will track progress of module completion. Before beginning the course modules, you will be prompted to complete the required "Integrity Assurance Statement." This statement certifies that you are the person taking the course and that you are not taking the course for someone else. Complete each module of the course by taking the quiz at the end of each module. To pass the course, you must achieve an average score of at least 75% on all quizzes within the training. You do not need to complete the course in one sitting. You can expect to spend approximately two hours completing the required training.

CITI RCR Training does not address the requirements for IRB training. For IRB training, please see CITI IRB Training.


Last Updated: August 9, 2018