Basic Responsible Conduct of Research Training
Basic Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) training is required for all degree seeking graduate students. Students may complete this training by attending orientation, or by taking the online course described on this page.
Step 1: Learn about Michigan Tech's Policy
Step 2: Create a CITI account
Navigate to the CITI web page and create a LOGON.
- Click on the Link "New Users Register Here"
- Under "Participating Institutions, select MICHIGAN TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY, in the drop down box (then submit).
- Create your own username and password (then submit).
- Enter your first name, last name, and preferred email address (then submit).
- Please provide the requested information (then submit)
- Now you can choose your CITI Curriculum.
After completing the registration process, users are now setup as CITI Learners under their University set-up requirements.
Step 3: Select CITI Course Curriculum
Once you have an account on the CITI site, select the appropriate course curriculum to complete as described below. There will be sixteen modules to complete in the required New Graduate RCR Training course; they do not need to be completed at one time. You can save your progress and return to the modules at a later time.
If you are conducting research with human subjects, you may need to complete additional courses prior to beginning your research.
If this is your first time taking a CITI course at Michigan Technological University, choose one learner group below based on your role and the type of human subjects activities you will conduct. You will be enrolled in the Basic Course for that group.
All graduate students must select "Students conducting no more than minimal risk research."
All students must select, "N/A. I have not completed the Basic Course for my learner group yet."
Select only "New Graduate RCR Training."
Do not select any modules.
Select any radio button. Depending on the button you select, a different biosafety course will be added. You do not need to complete this extra course.
Step 4: Complete CITI Course Curriculum
Complete the sixteen modules in the course, "New Graduates RCR Training, RCR." If there are other courses listed, they are not required. Note that your progress may be saved, and the modules do not need to be completed at the same time. If you have previously completed a CITI course, you will receive credit for any modules completed in a different course.
Step 5: Provide Evidence of Completion
The Graduate School will receive an e-mail from CITI within a day after you complete the CITI training. The Graduate School will confirm completion with you via e-mail within five business days. Contact Debra Charlesworth if you have any questions or do not receive confirmation within five days.