College of Engineering
Instructions for Training in the Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR)
Version Dated: June 26, 2012
There are two parts to the training in the Responsible Conduct of Research. Training is valid for 4 years. Those who are required to receive RCR training must do so at least once every 4 years.
Part I: The first part is an on-line CITI course
Who Needs to Complete the On-line CITI Course.
How to Enroll in the the On-line CITI Course.
Register through CITI website and then following the appropriate links.
In addition to completing the CITI course, all graduate students (all PhD students and only MS conducting research) are to also register for RST511 through regular course registration so that the course will show up on the appropriate transcript. Undergraduate students should register for RST411 instead of RST511 as the 400 level course is for undergraduates only. The course sections are as follows:
|2||Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering|
|3||Electrical and Computer Engineering|
|5||Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering|
If you are a non-engineering major and conducting research through an engineering laboratory, then register through the Departmental manager for the home department corresponding to your research supervisor. Grades for students will be assigned on a pass (satisfactory) and no-pass (unsatisfactory) basis.
Part II: The second part of the training is a classroom workshop/lecture type course. It consists of a total of six hours of in-person training with the instructor, Dr. Reid Cushman, Director of the RCR program. This course includes participation and input from engineering faculty.
Who Needs to Complete the Classroom-Based Course.
How to Enroll in the Classroom-Based Course.
Please RSVP through the “Scheduled Classes” site. Please provide proof of attendance to Department Administrative Manager (Angie Del-Llano for BME, Maria Aldana for CAE, Daritza Berio Blanco for IE, Vanessa C. Faz for ECE, and Marisol Pernas for MAE) for the engineering classroom-based course in RCR to receive credit.
All students taking the course are to also register for RST512 (Sections as above, under courses offered by the Graduate School for Fall 2012). All undergraduate students conducting research are to register for RST412 instead of RST512. Also as described above, grades for students will be assigned on a pass (satisfactory) and no-pass (unsatisfactory) basis. Students must participate in all 6 hours of classroom-based training in order to receive a satisfactory for the course.
Additional information about the University’s RCR program is available through the University’s RCR website. Information is also available through: