Responsible Conduct of Research Training

CITI Research Ethics Training for NSF, NIH, & USDA-NIFA Grants

If you conduct or participate in a NSF, NIH, or USDA-NIFA sponsored grant activity that involves student stipend or compensation, you are required to have this training.

It is also required that our office retain proof of this training for our records.

Once you have completed the Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) training, please provide Gwen Parnell, Research Compliance Analyst, in the Grants, Research, and Sponsored Programs (GRaSP) office with proof of certification.

Research Ethics Training is offered through CITI, see links at the right side of this page for more information.

Thank you for your cooperation and please let us know if you have any questions.

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Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Course Curriculum and Instructions

Notice of Responsible conduct of research (RCR) Training Program Changes

California State University, Bakersfield’s training program for the Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) will be changing as of August 28, 2017 - Fall Semester 2017. 

The CSUB Office of Grants, Research, and Sponsored Programs (GRaSP) will continue using the on-line Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) program for the training and certification of Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR).  The NSF, NIH, USDA-NIFA and other sponsors of research grants require RCR training by recipients of their awards.

GRaSP is required to retain proof of this training for our records. Trainees who have completed the Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) training, please provide Gwen Parnell, Research Compliance Analyst, in the Grants, Research, and Sponsored Programs (GRaSP) office with proof of certification.

It is the Principal Investigator’s responsibility to verify certification and forward completion reports of undergraduate student researchers, graduate student researchers and postdoctoral researchers. 

Basic RCR Modules (9 are required to receive a Completion Report, allow approximately 3 hours and 20 minutes to complete the course, once the initial training is completed, the training is valid for 4 years)

 1.  Authorship

2.  Collaborative Research

3.  Conflicts of Interest

4.  Data Management

5.  Financial Responsibility

6.  Introduction to RCR

7.  Peer Review

8.  Plagiarism

9.  Research Misconduct

 

RCR Refresher Course (4 modules are required to receive a Completion Report, allow approximately 45 minutes to complete the course, Required Every 4 Years)

1.   Authorship (RCR-Refresher)

2.  Conflicts of Interest (RCR-Refresher)

3.  Research Misconduct (RCR-Refresher)

4.  Financial Responsibility (RCR-Refresher)

The learner groups are:

  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Engineering and Computing
  • Humanities
  • Physical Sciences
  • Social, Behavioral, and Education (SBE) Sciences
  • Research Administration

 



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For assistance, contact:

Gwen Parnell, Research Compliance Analyst

Office of Grants, Research, and Sponsored Programs

(661) 654-6712

gparnell@csub.edu