Those doctoral candidates and postdoctoral researchers who have an RCRResponsible Conduct of Research compliance requirement under an NIHNational Institutes of Health training grant or an NSFNational Science Foundation research grant must complete the RCR-specific CITI training  and the four Advanced Live Workshops within two (2) years of requirement notification. Other doctoral candidate and postdoctoral researchers may complete at any time.

Need to check your training status? You can download the latest RCR status reports from Sharepoint (Kerberos log-in required).

Step 1. Complete RCR Training through CITI

The Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI)  RCR Training involves three online modules: Authorship, Data Management, and Research Misconduct, and takes 1-2 hours to complete. To enroll in the CITI course:

  1. Sign up for a CITI Account.
  2. Affiliate with Boston University (please note that if you affiliate with Boston University Medical Campus through CITI, you will not be able to access the RCR course).
  3. Select “Add a Course or Update Learner Groups.”
  4. Select “BU RCR Program for Doctoral candidates and Post-Docs: All Audiences”

Step 2. Complete Advanced RCR Workshops

These four BU-led workshops, offered every semester, incorporate faculty mentor-led group discussions around the practical and ethical questions surrounding authorship, conflicts of interest, collaborative science, social responsibilities, research misconduct, mentor/mentee relationships, data acquisition and management, and peer review.

Doctoral and postdoctoral researchers who will be taking advanced RCR training must complete all four live workshops within two years of requirement notification. Training must be performed once every four years and at each new career stage.

Fall 2022 RCR Workshop Registration

Please register here for Fall 2022 RCR Workshops.

Spring and Summer 2022 RCR Workshop Registration

Please complete the below form to register for Spring and Summer workshops.

Registration Form RCR Spring & Summer 2022

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