Federal agencies require that grant recipients comply with Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) training requirements in recognition of the importance of research integrity and in the responsible and ethical conduct of research as part of the America COMPETES Act (America Creating Opportunities to Meaningfully Promote Excellence in Technology, Education, and Science (COMPETES) Act).
Principal Investigators of active NIH, NSF, and USDA grants must provide the Office of Sponsored Research and Federal Relations with verification that the applicable parties impacted by the grant have completed the RCR training.
After completing the CITI online training module, please provide copies of certification of completion for each person in need of training to the Office of Sponsored Research and Federal Relations at least annually or more frequently as required.
How to Access CITI online: Fort Lewis College is not listed in the "Login through my Institution" option, so:
Ongoing face-to-face RCR training is coordinated and delivered by the Undergraduate Research Support Coordinator on campus. Contact Dr. Christine Smith for the schedule of current face-to-face RCR trainings. Training topics include: