Registering for Advanced Training

Advanced Responsible Conduct of Research Training (Only Online and MS Coursework Students)

Michigan Tech offers several online courses in Responsible Conduct of Research through the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) training program. The program develops and delivers high-quality, peer-reviewed educational resources designed to raise awareness of the responsible conduct of research for all members of the research team. CITI courses include instructional modules, case studies, and quizzes.

Creating a CITI training program account

To begin, go to the CITI training program website and click on the register link at the top of the page or the register button under “Create an account.” You will be guided through each of the seven steps in the registration process. If you have already taken courses through the CITI training program and are affiliated with Michigan Tech, you do not need to re-register.

Enrolling in CITI Online Courses

After creating an account, log in using your CITI username and password. 

On the Main Menu (1) page, scroll to "My Learner Tools for Michigan Technological University" (2), and click "Add a Course or Update Learner Groups" (3).

Screenshot of the CITI program. Select "add a course or update learner groups" under the dropdown.

Completing your Online Training

Each course contains several modules that can be completed at your own pace. You may want to complete the training in several sessions. The program remembers which modules you have completed. Returning to the site requires signing in with your username and password.

The CITI training courses offered by Michigan Tech are grouped into five categories:

  1. Human Subjects Research
  2. Responsible Conduct of Research
  3. Animal Research
  4. Biosafety/Biosecurity
  5. Conflicts of Interest/Export Control

Please select Responsible Conduct of Research.

Next, several online RCR training courses are listed on the Select Curriculum page:

  • Basic RCR Training
  • Advanced RCR Training
  • Ethics, Integrity, and Effective Scholarship (only for MBA/Accounting graduate students)


Select the proper course based on your requirement and click submit. The selected course will be added to your list of courses on the Main Menu.

Certifying Completion

For your personal records, certification of successful completion can be obtained by downloading the Completion Report after finishing all of the prescribed modules for your. Do not print and submit your grade book as evidence of completion. The Office of Compliance, Integrity, and Safety will receive a copy automatically via CITI.

Graduate students who have completed advanced RCR training will see evidence of completion in MyMichiganTech within 7-10 business days after completion. Contact the Office of Compliance, Integrity and Safety if you have questions about completion of advanced RCR training.