Responsible Conduct of Research

Beginning January 4, 2010 all students, administrators, and postdoctoral researchers supported on a sponsored project are required to complete the CITI Responsible Conduct of Research Online Training within 60 days of beginning work on a sponsored project regardless of sponsor. In addition, graduate students and postdoctoral researchers are required to attend the interactive RCR Seminar Course, Continuation 300B. Registration for this seminar is through the Registrar's Office for graduate students. Postdoctoral researchers must contact the instructor of the course to register. Online RCR training through the CITI program is valid for 3 years from date of completion, after which a "Refresher Course" must be taken. This training is in addition to any required IACUC, IBC or IRB training required by the University. When you have completed the RCR Training, please print out your completion certificate and send it to your department administrator. The Office of Research Administration will also receive an e-mail from the CITI Program detailing your successful completion. The Office of Research Administration will keep these completion reports on record. Please find below the directions for completing the RCR CITI Training.

I have NOT completed online training with CITI before Completing the online training with CITI is easy and convenient. Please follow these directions.
  1. To start an account, click on this link: CITI Training
  2. On the CITI homepage, click on New Users Register Here.
  3. You will be taken to a sign-in page where you will need to complete the following:
    • select your Participating Institution from the first drop down list (BRANDEIS UNIVERSITY). Leave the other dropdowns blank.
    • select a username and password (this may be whatever you would like)
    • enter your real name (Please enter your real name, as we can only give you credit for the training you have completed if we know who you are!)
    • and a valid e-mail address (Please make sure that this is a real, valid e-mail address so that you can access your training sessions, even if you forget your password).
    • Click Submit.

Disclaimer: All of the information you use to sign up for CITI training will only be used by the Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Program at Brandeis University at Brandeis University for the purpose of training verification. It will not be used or disclosed to any other parties.

  1. On the next page, please enter the requested information. The fields with an * are required, but you may complete additional information, if you wish. Click Submit.
  2. On the next page, you will be asked to select your curriculum.
    • For question 1: Select either Biomedical Research Investigators - or - Social and Behavioral Research Investigators, depending on the kind of work you do.
    • For question 2: Select I have not previously completed an approved basic course.
    • For question 3: Select the option that best applies to you.
      • For individuals in Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Rosenstiel, Neuroscience, etc., select Biomedical Responsible Conduct of Research Course
      • For individuals in Heller, Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology, Politics, etc., select Social and Behavioral Responsible Conduct of Research Course
      • For individuals in Physics, Computer Science, etc., select Physical Science Responsible Conduct of Research Course
      • For individuals in History, English, Languages, etc. select Humanities Responsible Conduct of Research Course
      • For individuals who are Administrators select Responsible Conduct of Research for Administrators
    • Leave Question 4 blank for this training session
    • Leave Question 5 blank for this training session
  3. On the next page, you will see a list of the training modules you will need to complete. Inside each module is a selection of lessons. You will read the material and then take the quiz at the end of each lesson. Once all lessons in a module have been completed with a passing score (85%), the module will be marked Completed and a report will be sent to the IRB Office. You must complete all of the modules for your online training to be complete.
  4. We encourage you to complete this training over a number of sessions. The training website will keep track of the lessons and modules you have successfully completed, so you can sign in and out as often as you would like.
  5. If you have any questions or need technical assistance, please e-mail ora@brandeis.edu or call 6 8133.
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I have previously completed CITI training at another institution, and I still have an active CITI account. As you know, completing the online training with CITI is easy and convenient. To sign up for Brandeis Responsible Conduct of Research training, please follow these directions.
  1. To start online training at Brandeis, click on this link: CITI Training
  2. On the CITI homepage, sign in using your username and password.
  3. You will be taken to the Main Menu page. On this page, click on the link entitled Affiliate with Another Institution.
  4. On the next page, select your Participating Institution from the first drop down list (BRANDEIS UNIVERSITY). Leave the other dropdowns blank. Click Submit.
  5. On the next page, please enter the requested information. The fields with an * are required, but you may complete additional information, if you wish. Click Submit.
  6. On the next page, you will be asked to select your curriculum.
    • For question 1: Select either Biomedical Research Investigators - or - Social and Behavioral Research Investigators, depending on the kind of work you do.
    • For question 2: For question 2: Select I have not previously completed an approved basic course
    • For question 3: For question 3: Select the option that best applies to you.
      • For individuals in Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Rosenstiel, Neuroscience, etc., select Biomedical Responsible Conduct of Research Course
      • For individuals in Heller, Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology, Politics, etc., select Social and Behavioral Responsible Conduct of Research Course
      • For individuals in Physics, Computer Science, etc., select Physical Science Responsible Conduct of Research Course
      • For individuals in History, English, Languages, etc. select Humanities Responsible Conduct of Research Course
      • For individuals who are Administrators select Responsible Conduct of Research for Administrators
    • Leave Question 4 blank for this training session
    • Leave Question 5 blank for this training session
  7. On the next page is verification of the courses you have selected. Click on Go Back to Learner's Main Menu to see your course modules. If you have already completed courses with another institution, a Completed will be noted for the course and you do not have to complete the course again. .
  8. Courses that you need to complete will be noted in red with Not Started or Incomplete.
  9. Once all lessons in a module have been completed with a passing score (85%), the module will be marked "Completed" and a report will be sent to the IACUC. You must complete all of the modules for your online training to be complete.
  10. We encourage you to complete this training over a number of sessions. The training website will keep track of the lessons and modules you have successfully completed, so you can sign in and out as often as you would like.
  11. If you have any questions or need technical assistance, please e-mail ora@brandeis.edu or call 6 8133.
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