Southeast Missouri State University is committed to creating an environment that promotes responsible conduct in research, fosters integrity within the research community, and complies with federal requirements. The responsible and ethical conduct of research is critical in achieving excellence, as well as maintaining the public trust, in the sciences, social and behavioral sciences, and engineering. 

Many federal agencies require training in the Responsible Conduct of Research for faculty, staff, students and others involved in the design and conduct of research.  This requirement applies for direct funding from federal agencies and funds received as pass-through (subawards and subcontracts) from other organizations.  Typically, this training must be completed by all appropriate parties within 90 days of the start date of the project.

To facilitate this training, Southeast Missouri State subscribes to the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) Program.  CITI’s web-based training materials meet federal requirements and are used by millions of learners at academic institutions, government agencies, and commercial organizations in the U.S. and around the world. Using this web-based training allows learners to work on their own time and at their own pace in completing the training requirements.  The training consist of a series of modules, which do not have to be completed in one session.

CITI training can be accessed by clicking here, or, if you prefer, pasting https://www.citiprogram.org/ into your browser.

Once on the CITI homepage, users should

  • Click on the Register button under Create an Account.
  • Select an organizational affiliation by typing in the University’s name.  Hint:   by the time you type Southea, the University name should appear in the drop-down list and you can select it.
  • Follow the prompts to set up an affiliated account and username and password.
  • Select the required training, which, in this instance, will be the RCR training modules.

Contact

573.651.2018
jlott@semo.edu
902 College Hill, 1st Floor
Office of Research & Grant Development
One University Plaza, MS 4400
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701