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The Responsible Conduct of Research Training
Social and Behavioral, Humanities
Physical Science

In order to promote integrity and accountability in the scientific process and to meet institutional obligations as a federal grantee institution, GU has developed a program of instruction in the responsible conduct of research based on graduate levels of study and achievement throughout the scientist’s professional life.

Mandatory programs for all undergraduates, graduate students and pre-doctoral trainees engaged in research include either a semester course focusing on RCR (GUMC Phar 543, “Ethical Issues in Scientific Research”), or the electronic CITI RCR course, plus, for some researchers, no less than 8 hours of face to face instruction by way of small group discussions such as, but not limited to, lab meetings, departmental journal clubs and seminars. For further details please click on your specific campus plan on the left margin of this webpage.

Completing the on-line course from Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI):

  1. Log onto the CITI homepage:
  2. Select Georgetown University as your institution from the drop down selection
  3. Create your Username and Password
  4. Enter your full name
  5. Enter your email address
  6. CME/CEU credits for the required courses are available through the University of Miami – Office of Continuing Medical Education. They will provide up to 6 Category 1 CME credits for Physicians, Physician’s Assistants, Nurse Practitioners and Psychologists. To be eligible for 6 credits, you must complete a minimum of 12 modules from the Biomedical track and you must have an aggregate score of 80% correct on the quizzes. More information can be found on the CITI webpages.
  7. At the end of the required modules you will have an opportunity to print the certificate of completion for your records. CITI will automatically forward the Certificate of Completion to the Office of Regulatory Affairs.

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