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).
Who Must be Trained?
Frequency and Format of Training
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.
Use CITI for Online 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:
NIH Annual RCR Training
Face-to-face annual RCR training is coordinated and delivered by the NIH MARC program coordinator on campus. Contact Marnie Clay (firstname.lastname@example.org). for a detailed schedule of current face-to-face RCR trainings.
Helpful Website Addresses:
NIH RCR: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-10-019.html
NSF RCR: https://www.nsf.gov/bfa/dias/policy/rcr.jsp
USDA RCR: https://nifa.usda.gov/responsible-and-ethical-conduct-research