Today’s research world poses complex methodological, ethical, and regulatory challenges. Education and training in the responsible conduct of research are fundamental to the Vice President for Research’s commitment to promoting research integrity, protecting humans and animals in research, and maintaining trust in the research enterprise.
The VPR's Education offerings include a wide array of learning opportunities, such as audio learning shots for individuals, to group CME-sessions, to graduate and undergraduate courses for academic credit that integrate a broad range of methodological, ethical, and regulatory topics.
CITI Training Program:
The National Science Foundation (NSF) requires that students (undergraduates and graduates) and postdoctoral researchers who receive NSF funds (either salary support or stipends) to conduct research MUST obtain training in the responsible conduct of research (RCR). Here at UVA that could either mean an approved course at the department or school level (e.g., BIMS 7100; the Anthropology RCR sequence) or completion of the appropriate on-line CITI module (Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative). There are five training disciplines to choose from:
Biomedical Responsible Conduct of Research Course
Social and Behavioral Responsible Conduct of Research Course
Physical Science Responsible Conduct of Research Course
Humanities Responsible Conduct of Research Course
Responsible Conduct of Research for Engineers
New users will need to register at the CITI Home Page
Look for “Register” - click on this. This should be in the upper right hand corner of the CITI home page. (If you have previously registered with CITI for human subjects training, just Log In. Please email VPR Research with any questions you may have.
Courses for Academic Credit:
A graduate course in the Responsible Conduct of Research is offered for graduate students, trainees, and research teams. It can be taken for course credit, as well as CME/ANCC contact hours/CEU. The class meets Spring Semester on Tuesdays from 3:30-5:00 pm. Spring 2022 class information here.
An undergraduate course in the Responsible Conduct of Research is offered for undergraduate students. The course meets Spring Semester on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:00-3:15 pm.
For more information, please contact Dr. Jean Eby, VPR Education Director (email@example.com).
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More research-related education and training opportunities can be found at the links below:
Environmental Health and Safety
Graduate & Postdoctoral Affairs- PhD Plus
Institutional Review Board for Health Sciences Research (IRB-HSR)
Institutional Review Board for Social & Behavioral Sciences Research (IRB-SBS)
integrated Translational Health Research Institute of Virginia (iTHRIV)
School of Medicine Clinical Trials Office