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 at https://www.citiprogram.org/. 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.