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Professional Development

Responsible Conduct of Research

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All graduate students must complete the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) seven core RCR training modules. These modules address the following: Misconduct (falsification, fabrication, and plagiarism); Data acquisition, management, sharing and ownership; mentor/ trainee relationships; Publication practice and responsible authorship; Peer review; Conflicts of interest; and, Collaborative research. Completion of the RCR modules will be tracked through the CITI website and must be completed within twelve months after first enrolling. As appropriate to their general field of study, students can complete the Biomedical Social and Behavior Research, Physical Science, or Humanities RDR track offered by CITI to fulfill this requirement.

All investigators conducting human subjects research protocols (both Exempt and Non-Exempt) as well as all graduate students enrolled in Thesis and Dissertation projects involving human subjects are required to complete the CITI (Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative) Program for Human Subjects Research.

All investigators conducting animal subjects research protocols as well as all graduate students enrolled in Thesis Dissertation projects involving animal subjects are required to complete the LATA (Laboratory Animal Training Association) training program.