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Responsible Conduct in Research Training


All students and postdoctoral researchers supported on a sponsored project are required to complete the CITI RCR Online Training to receive their ASU RCR Certificate within 60 days of beginning work on a sponsored project regardless of sponsor. In addition, postdoctoral researchers are required to attend at least one RCR workshop offered by select academic departments. Workshops will be posted on the "Workshops" website. In lieu of attending a workshop, postdoctoral researchers may elect to attend a catalog course in RCR offered by ASU to fulfill the workshop requirement. Workshops are offered throughout the academic year and upcoming workshops can be found under the link "Workshops". Throughout the life of the project, continuing educational activities will be offered by the project investigator or the project supervisor to maintain RCR certification.

Phase 1: CITI Online Training for Undergraduate, Graduate Students & Postdoctoral Researchers

The RCR modules at CITI have been selected for this project and are required of all undergraduate students, graduate students and postdoctoral researchers who are supported on a sponsored project. RCR training is required to be completed within 60 days of beginning work on the project. If you have already taken the RCR CITI course, you do not need to retake it, but you are required to submit a copy of your completion certificate to

When a student's status at ASU changes (i.e. undergraduate to graduate, graduate to post doc), the requirements for the new level must be met.

For registering and logging into CITI follow the steps below:

1. Go to CITI Program website at CITI Program.

2. Select "Register".

3. Select "Log in through my institution".

4. Click "Arizona State University under the list of organization names.

5. Log in using your ASUrite and password

6. Under "My Learner Tools," select "Add a Course or Update Learner Groups" to select the RCR course you need to complete.

The RCR courses to choose from for each level of study are as follows:

Degree Level



  • RCR - Undergraduate RCR Training

Graduate or Postdoctoral

  • RCR - Biomedical Responsible Conduct of Research
  • RCR - Social and Behavioral Responsible Conduct of Research
  • RCR - Physical Science Responsible Conduct of Research
  • RCR - Humanities Responsible Conduct of Research
  • RCR - Engineers Responsible Conduct of Research


**Auto-generated e-mails and reminders in the MyASU "To Do" task sections will be removed within 48 hours after completion.**

For returning users, log in to your CITI account to your main page where you will see the courses you have enrolled in. After logging in, select "Add Course or Update Learner Group". The next screen will give you choices of RCR research areas you can choose from. Select the type that most closely matches your research field and then click Continue at the bottom of the page. Your new RCR course should now show on your main page. Just click on Enter to begin taking the modules.

PLEASE NOTE: You do not need to complete all modules in one session. If you have any questions about accessing CITI please email

VERY IMPORTANT: After completing your training, please make sure to fill out the rest of your profile, by clicking "My Profiles" across the top, then click the "Arizona State University Profile" blue bar and fill out all open fields.  PLEASE NOTE: When filling out the section titled "ASUrite (ex: jdoe)", please make sure to fill it out in all lowercase, as the CITI website is case sensitive.  Your ASUrite in CITI is what communicates with our systems to show you have completed your training and fulfilled your RCR requirement.

Phase 2: RCR Workshops/Seminars

Workshops are offered each semester through selected departments and centers as part of our commitment to ethics training and continuing education for researchers. Workshops/seminars are presented by faculty, staff or student peers on specific topics selected from the Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) and often include case studies and discussion to foster and encourage audience participation.

You can click on the title of the workshop below to register! Then log in with your ASUrite user ID (located in upper right hand corner) if prompted.

You must be registered to receive workshop updates such as cancellation notifications.



Workshop Event Date Location Campus Speaker(s)
RCR Workshop - Stress Management

Thursday, February 15, 2018

9:30 AM – 11:00 AM

   Memorial Union - Santa Cruz Room 229    Tempe Presented by Ashley Randall, Assistant Professor, CISA - Counseling and Counseling Psychology
RCR Workshop - Publication Practices and Responsible Authorship

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

9:00 AM – 10:30 AM

    Biodesign Institute - Room AL10.14    Tempe Presented by Karen Anderson, Professor, Biodesign Institute - Personalized Diagnostics


Videotaped Workshops

 COI (April 2014) with Dr. Vincent Pizziconi and Dr. Karin Ellison

IRB Today (March 2014) with Dr. Mark Roosa

Collaborative Research (February 2014) with Dr. Karen Kibler

Biosafety (November, 2013) with Dr. Mitch Magee

Research Misconduct (October 2013) with Debra Murphy

Human Subjects (September 2013) with Dr. Carol Johnston

Biosafety (December, 2012) with Dr. Bertram Jacobs

Human Subjects (Feb. 2013) with Dr. Carol Johnston

Collaborative Research (April, 2013) with Dr. Gabriel Shaibi

Misconduct (May, 2013) with Debra Murphy, Director of ORIA

You must be registered to receive workshop updates such as cancellation notifications.