St. Cloud State University is committed to fostering an environment of responsible conduct of research, and its training requirements follow federal, state, university, and funding agency guidelines for principal investigators, key personnel, students and associated stakeholders. St. Cloud State University requires certain categories of NSF and NIH principal investigators, undergraduate students, graduate students, and postdoctoral researchers to complete Responsible conduct of research (RCR) training.
St. Cloud State University uses the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) to provide the online training component for various learner groups.
NOTE: There is no charge for taking this course if you are a current SCSU student or employee and you register with your campus email.
|Funding Agency||Training Requirements Apply to:||CITI Training Modules||Funding Agency Guidelines|
|National Science Foundation (NSF)||
Students (4 required modules)
Faculty and Staff (8 required modules)
Exclusions are limited to:
|National Institutes of Health (NIH)||
||Students, Faculty and Staff (8 required modules)||
Requirements apply to all individuals or organizations funded, including:
Online training alone is NOT considered adequate. Instruction should include substantive contact hours between trainees, fellows, scholars, participants and the participating faculty.
A minimum of 8 contact hours (in addition to the online training component) is required.