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Instructions for Completing the Online CITI Course on Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) for CU-Boulder Users

Note: This online course does not satisfy NIH requirements, only NSF requirements.

Go to the CITI website https://www.citiprogram.org/.

For New Users

If you are a new user, click on the Register Here link and register:

  1. Under Participating Institutions scroll down and click University of Colorado at Boulder;
  2. Create your username and password as instructed;
  3. Enter your name, CU-Boulder email address and complete remaining prompts.  Click Submit;
  4. You will then be taken to a new page with contact information.  Complete the page (required information is marked by an asterisk).  Click Submit;
  5. A new page entitled “Select Curriculum – University of Colorado at Boulder” then will appear.  Scroll down to the heading “Responsible Conduct of Research” and select the course appropriate for your discipline and/or field of research.  All undergraduate students, regardless of field or discipline, should select the course for undergraduate students.  Click Submit;
  6. You will then see a new page “Select your institution or organization”.  If you wish only to be registered with the University of Colorado at Boulder, click No;
  7. A new page entitled Main Menu will appear.  Under My Courses, Status click “Enter”.  A new page showing a list of Elective Modules followed by Optional Modules will be shown.  To begin, click on and complete The Integrity Assurance Statement.  Continue;
  8. The lists of Elective Modules followed by Optional Modules will appear again.  Complete each Elective Module (including the quiz at the end).  Complete any Optional Modules of interest;
  9. Print out your CITI completion report for the course and retain a copy for your records.

For Previous Users

If you have already registered with CITI for their Human Subjects Research or Laboratory Animal Welfare courses, login with your username and password.

  • A new page entitled Main Menu will appear.  Click on “Add a course or update your learner groups for University of Colorado at Boulder”.
  • A new page entitled “Select Curriculum – University of Colorado at Boulder” then will appear.  Scroll down to the heading “Responsible Conduct of Research” and select the course appropriate for your discipline and/or field of research.  All undergraduate students, regardless of field or discipline, should select the course for undergraduate students.  Click “Continue.”
  • Go to step 7 above and follow the instructions through step 10.

Additional Information for Users:

  • You do not need to complete the course in one session.  You may log-out at any time and return to complete modules at your convenience;
  • You must complete all modules with a combined score of 80.  If you would like to improve your score on a quiz you may repeat it.
  • Review of the content and completion of the quizzes will take about 30-35 minutes per module for the main topics;
  • If you are uncertain if you require training in the responsible conduct of research at CU-Boulder, please see the Responsible Research page, or contact the Responsible Conduct of Research Coordinator at rcr@colorado.edu in the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research;
  • For problems with the CITI course, technical support is available at citisupport@med.miami.edu or call (305) 243-7970 (8 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST)
  • Submit a voluntary, anonymous user satisfaction survey.  It’s quick and will help inform us about the effectiveness of this on-line course.
  • If students or postdocs complete an online RCR course other than through CU-Boulder, they must submit a “RCR Completion Form.” Sign the original and submit it to the RCR Coordinator (campus mailbox: UCB 26). Give a copy to your mentor/PI for the NIH- or NSF-funded award, and keep a copy for your records.

Thanks for your time and effort in completing this course on responsible conduct of research.

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