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CITI Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Training Course

The CITI Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Training Course is a comprehensive online course which includes a module for seven of the RCR areas (humans and animals are covered individually). Quizzes are provided, and certificates of successful completion can be downloaded to document training.

The CITI RCR Course materials are available through Case's CITI Program Account, which also houses the Human Subjects training modules. The courses are independent of each other. Completion of this RCR Training is not required at the institutional level, although it may be for individual departments or training grants.

Registration Instructions & Login Page Link

  • Start at the CITI homepage.
  • If you do not have a CITI account, Click "Register Here" under "New Users"
    • Under "Participating Institutions" choose Case Western Reserve University CREC Program from the drop menu
    • Create a Username and Password (record above for future reference)
    • Enter First and last name
    • Enter your AFFILIATED e-mail address (Case, UHCMC, MHS, etc.)
    • Submit
    • Fill in all required (*) information.
    • Submit
    • Answer Question 3, by choosing the RCR Training. You may choose all appropriate training for the type of research that you do.
    • Submit
  • If you already have a CITI account, enter Username and Password,
    • Click "Add a Course or Update Your Learner Groups"
    • Click "Update Groups"
    • Answer Question 3, by choosing the RCR Training. You may choose all appropriate training for the type of research that you do.
    • Submit
    • Click "Go Back to Learner's Main Menu"
    • The Learners Menu now appears
    • Review the information listed
    • Under "My Courses," Responsible Conduct of Research should show "Status" as "Not Started – Enter"
    • Click the "Enter" hyperlink to begin the program.
    • A cumulative score of 80% for required modules is needed to pass the course.

Once an investigator has successfully completed the training, he or she should print a copy of the RCR completion report and retain it.

Currently, Case does not record RCR training in a centralized database, so investigators are personally responsible for documenting training.

Remember to retain your username and password to re-enter the RCR course at the login page.