Approved Courses for Training in the Responsible Conduct of Research

CITI – Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative

CITI training does not need to be completed in one sitting, but must be fulfilled in the first semester of graduate or postdoctoral work.

To access CITI training, please visit: http://uiris.uiowa.edu

1.Once logged in, choose Responsible Conduct of Research (CITI) under “Training.”
2.Click “Add a course or update your learner groups”.
3.Check box “I am required to complete Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) training”.
4.Check box most appropriate to your role in research.
5.Option to take pre-test
6.Agree to Assurance Statement
7.Complete all of the following modules regardless of the type of research that you conduct (you must score at least 80% for each quiz, and should retake any quizzes for which you do not score 80%):

  • Responsible Conduct of Research: Course Introduction
  • Research Misconduct
  • Data Management
  • Authorship
  • Peer Review
  • Mentoring
  • Using Animal Subjects in Research
  • Conflicts of Interest
  • Collaborative Research
  • Research Involving Human Subjects
  • Responsible Conduct of Research: Course Conclusion

8. Once you have completed the required modules, please forward your completion report and a screen shot showing scores of 80% or greater on each module to sarah-berte@uiowa.edu.

To view a pictorial version of these instructions, click here.



In addition to the Collaborative Instructional Training Initiative (external link)(CITI) web training, there are approved discipline-specific courses in which graduate students and postdoctoral researchers must enroll. It is anticipated that additional college or discipline specific courses will be available beginning in the Fall of 2016. All new RCR courses and content must be approved by the Graduate College prior to the semester in which they are taught to be eligible to count as an approved course. In addition, all course syllabi are audited yearly to ensure they continue to meet federally required content standards. Please contact Shelly Campo in the Graduate College at 335-2136 for more information.

Courses for Graduate Students

ANTH:5005 - Outline of Responsible Conduct of Research in Anthropology (open to graduate students in Anthropology, or by special permission)

BIOL:7090- Principles of Scholarly Integrity (open to graduate students in the Department of Psychological and Brain Science and the Department of Biology or by special permission, Fall only, course is cross listed with PSCY 7090)

BMED 7270 (Fall) and BMED 7271 (Spring) - Scholarly Integrity/Responsible Conduct of Research 1 and 2. – To meet compliance requirements you MUST TAKE BOTH courses but the order does not matter.

BIOS:7270 – Scholarly Integrity In Biostatistics (open to graduate students in the Department of Biostatistics or by special permission, Spring only)

CHEM:5092 - Ethics in Chemical Sciences (open to graduate students in the Department of Chemistry or by special permission, Spring only)

CPH:7270 – Principles of Scholarly Integrity: Public Health (open to graduate students in the College of Public Health, College of Nursing, or by special permission, MUST TAKE BOTH Fall and Spring)

EES:5070:0001 – Orientation and Ethics in Earth and Environmental Sciences

ENGR:7270 - Engineering Ethics (open to graduate students in the Department of Engineering or by special permission, Fall only)

GEOG:5050 – Research and Writing in Geography (open to graduate students in the Department of Geography or by special permission, normally Fall, but offered Spring 2017 instead of Fall 2016)

PHYS:7270 - Ethics in Physics for Graduate Students (open to graduate students in the Department of Physics or by special permission, Fall only)

PSY:7090- Principles of Scholarly Integrity (open to graduate students in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences and the Department of Biology or by special permission, Fall only, course is cross listed with BIOL 7090)

SOC:5000 – Scholarly Professionalism & Integrity (open to graduate students in the Department of Sociology or by special permission, Fall only)

Courses for Postdoctoral Researchers (job codes FP01/FP02 only)

BIOL:7604*- Principles of Scholarly Integrity: Psychology (open to all postdocs in the Departments of Biology and Psychological and Brain Sciences or by special permission, Fall and Spring, course cross-listed with PSY:7604)

BIOS:7604* – Scholarly Integrity In Biostatistics (open to postdocs in the Department of Biostatistics or by special permission, Spring only)

BMED 7604 (Fall) and BMED 7605 (Spring)- - Scholarly Integrity/Responsible Conduct of Research 1 and 2. – To meet compliance requirements you must take both courses but the order does not matter (open to postdocs and faculty).

CHEM:7604* - Ethics in Chemical Sciences for Postdocs (open to all postdocs in the Department of Chemistry or by special permission, Spring only)

CPH:7270* – Principles of Scholarly Integrity: Public Health (open to postdocs and faculty in the College of Public Health, College of Nursing, or by special permission, MUST TAKE BOTH Fall and Spring)

ENGR:7604* - Engineering Ethics for Postdocs (open to all postdocs in the College of Engineering or by special permission, Fall only)

PHYS:7604* - Ethics in Physics for Postdocs (open to all postdocs in the Department of Physics or by special permission, Fall only)

PSY:7604*- Principles of Scholarly Integrity: Psychology (open to all postdocs in the Departments of Biology and Psychological and Brain Sciences or by special permission, Fall only, course cross-listed with BIOL:7604*)

*Postdoctoral researchers (job codes FP01 and FP02 only) and faculty with NIH K series awards who want to enroll in one of these courses please contact the course director.

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