In collaboration with the UM Office of the Vice Provost for Research, the Ethics Programs coordinates instruction in the Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) at the University. UM’s schools and colleges administer their own RCR programs.

RCR education is required for UM affiliates who are involved in research and supported by NIH or NSF funds. It is also required by some UM colleges/schools and departments for all affiliates who may be involved in research, regardless of their funding source(s). 


RCR education consists of online training via the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI Program) and/or various face-to-face class options. 

For CITI Program RCR courses, UM affiliates should use SINGLE SIGN ON (SSO) to access CITI Program via CaneID. (Click on the SSO link for instructions and the login pathway.) If you do not have a CaneID, login using CITI Program credentials at instead.

For live RCR classes, see the LIST OF SCHEDULED RCR CLASSES for the next open session.


RCR: Frequently Asked Questions
Information about RCR requirements at UM

RCR: Registration for RCR Classes
Information about online course access via the CITI Program and attending live (“face to face”) class sessions

RCR: Resources
Resources at UM, from the federal government and around the Internet

RCR: Scheduled Classes
Dates, times and locations of scheduled “live” RCR classes

RCR: UM School and College Contacts
Contact information for RCR coordinators in each of UM’s schools, colleges and (where applicable) departments.


Accessing CITI Online RCR Courses (PDF)
Frequently Asked Questions About RCR at UM (PDF).
RCR Course Evaluation Form for Participants (PDF)
RCR Course Learning Objectives for Instructors (PDF)
Resource List for Researchers at the University of Miami (PDF)
RST-720 Research Ethics course syllabus (PDF).
Singapore Statement on Research Integrity (PDF)


For more information, contact Reid Cushman, RCR Education Director, at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or 305-243-5723.