CITI Program Course Updates Go Live Nov. 25

Posted On October 17, 2014
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Dear Colleagues,

Effective Nov. 25, 2014, the CITI Program will replace its collection of existing Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) basic courses with one new basic course. This change is being implemented to update, strengthen, and simplify the delivery of the RCR content.

It is very important that anyone who has started the course, complete and pass the entire course before Nov. 25, 2014. Otherwise, they will be unable to finish the partially completed course and will have to start over with the new RCR basic course.

The new RCR basic course will replace the various sets of discipline-specific modules currently available within the following courses: RCR for Biomedical Sciences, RCR for Engineering, RCR for Humanities, RCR for Physical Sciences, RCR for Research Administration, and RCR for Social, Behavioral and Education Sciences.

What does this change entail?

  • The RCR basic course will now consist of 11 core modules, which can be supplemented with three additional modules of interest.
  • Older versions of the RCR basic modules in current gradebooks will automatically be replaced with the new modules.
  • The content within the RCR series will be updated, covering topics central to an effective RCR curriculum, including authorship, mentoring, plagiarism, and data management.
  • All modules will contain learning objectives, up-to-date information, and resources. Most modules contain at least one video and at least one written case study.

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