College Grants & Sponsored Programs

Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Training Quick Reference Guide


  1. Students using the online CITI Program training should register by following these steps: RCR Training - CITI Program Registration Instructions.
  2. Students completing the training requirement through another method will receive guidance from their faculty supervisor.


The Grants Office will email an RCR Training reminder to all PIs and co-PIs in early June, early September, and early January each year. The email will include a link to the RCR Training Report Form (also available on the Grants Office website, under Policies & Forms). Upon completion of the training the faculty PI will:

  1. Complete the RCR Training Report Form
    1. For all NSF grants, list “other” research personnel including undergraduate students, graduate students, and/or post-docs compensated through the grant (i.e., budget category B. Other Personnel, lines B.1., B.3., and B.4.).
    2. For NIH grants, list all trainees, fellows, participants, and scholars receiving support through any NIH-funded program that requires instruction in responsible conduct of research (as stated in the relevant funding opportunity announcement).
  2. Print, sign, and date the RCR Training Report Form.
  3. You may attach Certificates of Completion from on-line training programs/modules, if applicable.
  4. Return the RCR Training Activity Sheet and any applicable attachments via campus mail to Mercedes Susi, Grants Office – Silliman Hall 306 or scan and email the form and attachments to