Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Training 

Federal Regulations for RCR Instruction

As a condition of funding, federal agencies, including NIH and NSF, require RCR instruction for all trainees and faculty whose research and training activities are funded by the federal agency. Each institution that applies for financial assistance from these agencies must have a plan in place to provide appropriate training and oversight in the responsible and ethical conduct of research. Please see federal regulations at:

NIH NOT-OD-10-019 Requirements for RCR Instruction
NSF Requirements for RCR Instruction

SSU RCR Training Plan

SSU has an established RCR training plan which conforms with these federal regulations.

 Read more here.

A training resource within SSU's training plan is the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) web-based training program. SSU's Office of Sponsored Research Administration  subscribes to the CITI service. This on-line training service is available to all SSU faculty, staff, and students.

For basic Instructions on how to register:

Instructions on how to access CITI service.

To access, register, and complete the on-line modules at the CITI website, go to:

Access CITI service here.

Users should complete the relevant training modules for their area of research.

Once completed, the user may obtain a certificate of completion, which can be added to the student's individual training record or resume or used for class credit if completed as part of a curriculum requirement.