Responsible Conduct of Research

The responsible conduct of research (RCR) training is intended to sensitize students and staff involved in research to a wide range of ethical and professional issues in order to foster integrity and deter scholarly misconduct.

All UTSA students and postdoctoral researchers supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF) or the National Institutes of Health (NIH) are required to complete RCR training.

The RCR training contains two components and both are required:
  1. Online curriculum through CITI. See instructions for accessing and completing the CITI RCR content.
  2. Classroom training. Eight hours of training, offered over two days, is scheduled the two days prior to each semester. Additional sessions may be offered upon request.

For more information, please contact the ORI office at (210) 458-4233 or email