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Responsible Conduct of Research Training

General Information

All persons involved in whose research activities must understand the underlying principles of responsible conduct of research that will assist in discouraging research misconduct and questionable research practices.

All graduate students, undergraduate students and post-doctoral associates who are funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) must complete one of the below highlighted modules. UMBC uses one source of training. Follow instructions below.  For more information, general UMBC responsible conduct of research information can be found on the UMBC RCR Page.  UMBC may accept evidence of training (e.g. certificate of completion) from another institution. Please forward these documents to compliance@umbc.edu for review.

 

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CITI Program Responsible Conduct of Research Training

IMPORTANT NOTE: ALL RESPONSIBLE CONDUCT OF RESEARCH TRAINING MUST BE REPEATED EVERY 4 YEARS.

First step:

  • Click on the University of Maryland, Baltimore County Single Sign On (SSO) login link on the CITI Program’s website. You must use your myUMBC login credentials to access the training modules in CITI. Click here for more information.
  • Persons with a current CITI login will be directed to their current CITI course list.
  • If you do not have a current CITI login, you will see this screen. Click on the appropriate link and follow the below instructions
  • Click on Register link in top right.
  • Set up an account for yourself – in “Select Your Organization Affiliation” section, make sure to select “University of Maryland, Baltimore County” by typing it in box. Then follow the rest of the instructions to create your account.
  • When asked “Which courses do you plan to take”- choose “Responsible Conduct of Research.”
  • Scroll to “Question #3” and under ” Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Courses ” select the course that is relevant to your discipline or course of study:

– Biomedical Research

– Social and Behavioral Research

– Physical Science Research

– Humanities Research

– Engineering Research

  • Once courses selected “Finalize registration”, and complete courses.
  • The ORPC will be electronically notified of your training completion. Your instructor/supervisor, though, may require evidence of training completion. Contact the ORPC for details.

Additional Training Opportunities

UMBC’s Office of Research Protections and Compliance provides a wide variety of training.  ORPC has presented to departments, labs and administrative groups on campus.  We would be more than happy to meet with you or your unit.  Please feel free to contact us at compliance@umbc.edu

National Ethics Center – CORE Digital Library

Other institutional examples

UMBC’s Office of Research Protections and Compliance provides a wide variety of training.  ORPC has presented to departments, labs and administrative groups on campus. ORPC has presented to departments, labs and administrative groups on campus.  We would be more than happy to meet with you or your unit.  Please feel free to contact us at compliance@umbc.edu.

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