Online RCR Training

CITI Online RCR Course

To create an account in the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) Program, on the home page, click on the Register button in the upper right. Click on “Log in through my Organization” at the top of the page. Enter “UConn – Storrs and Regional Campuses” in the search box. Then click “Continue to SSO Login/instructions.” The CITI Single Sign-on (SSO) will use your UConn NetID and password for your account. (The system will ask you if there is another CITI account you would like to associate with your NetID account, and this option can be used to merge an old account with your new SSO account.) Follow the prompts to create a new account.

Once you are logged in to using your NetID and under your “UConn – Storrs and Regional Campuses” affiliation, select “add a course” at the bottom of the screen. On the next screen, select “I would like to review the Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) courses.” Next, choose the appropriate course for your research: Biomedical, Social and Behavioral, Physical Science, Humanities, Engineers, Administrators. The next page that appears should have a message in green at the top that says: “You are now enrolled in the course(s) you selected.” Then scroll down the page to click “start now” next to the RCR course. A copy of your Completion Report will be accessible to you and the RCR Program at any time from the CITI Program.

Which CITI RCR course should I select for my area of research?

• Biomedical Research Course – research in areas like life sciences, biomedical, health sciences, basic biological research, etc.
• Social and Behavioral Research Course – research in areas like anthropology, communication, economics, geography, communication, criminology, international studies, journalism, political science, psychology, sociology, speech and hearing, education, etc.
• Physical Sciences Course – research in areas like physics, earth sciences, chemistry, microbiology, evolution and ecology, astronomy, mathematics, energy, aerospace, lasers, etc.
• Humanities Course – research in areas like visual or performing arts, arts education, English or other languages, religious studies, gender studies, literature, history, etc.
• Engineering Course – research in general engineering fields. This course is very similar to the Physical Science course.
• Research Administrators Course – If you assist in the administration of research rather than the direct conduct of the research, you should select the Research Administrators course.