Instructions for Online CITI Course

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

Read Michigan Tech's misconduct policy.

Step 2: Create a CITI account

Navigate to the CITI web page and create a LOGON.

Login Instructions:

  1. Click on the "Register" button to create a new account.
  2. Under "Participating Institutions, select MICHIGAN TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY, in the drop down box (then submit).
  3. Create your own username and password (then submit).
  4. Enter your first name, last name, and preferred email address (then submit).
  5. Please provide the requested information (then submit)
  6. 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

Select the appropriate course curriculum to complete as described below. 

If you are conducting research with human subjects, you may need to complete additional courses prior to beginning your research.

Question 1

Select "Students conducting no more than minimal risk research."

Question 2

Select "New Graduate Student RCR training."

Question 3

Do not select any modules.

Question 4

Do not select any modules.

Question 5

Do not select the module.

Click "Submit" at the bottom of the page.

Step 4: Complete CITI Course Curriculum

The main menu will now list the courses selected.  Complete the three modules in the course, "New Graduates RCR Training, RCR."  If there are other courses listed, they are not required to complete the Basic RCR training.  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.