Responsible Conduct of Research

Responsible Conduct of Research

Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Training is intended to sensitize those involved in research to a wide range of ethical and professional issues and to foster integrity and deter scholarly misconduct. This training program was developed to meet the requirements established by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Science Foundation (NSF).

All trainees, fellows, scholars, staff members, and other participants who receive support or funding from NIH, NSF and/or USDA are required to complete 8 hours of in-person training. The training must be fulfilled within the first year after an award has been made, and before the student or research staff member completes or departs the project. The training requirement must be renewed once every four years, and/or after a change in status (such as from undergraduate to graduate student).

Additionally, there are five online CITI training courses offered that are tailored to specific RCR disciplines. The five available courses include:

  • CITI Biomedical Research RCR course
  • CITI Social and Behavioral Research RCR Course
  • CITI Physical Science RCR Course
  • CITI Humanities RCR Course
  • CITI Engineering and Computing RCR Course

NOTE: The online CITI RCR training courses do not satisfy or replace the 8 hour in-person RCR educational training requirement.

RCR Online Training

Log in via SSO

If you have used CITI before UTSA having SSO, please proceed to login to CITI and select UTSA for SSO login instructions. Please check your CITI account profile and verify that the UTSA network account ID is your MyUTSA ID (abc123). For first-time CITI users, you will need to create a login ID and password and make note of these for future reference.

Access CITI RCR Course

All UTSA employees and students have a MyUTSA ID (abc123) and should use Single Sign-On (SSO) to ensure the course record is linked to your UTSA Training Log.

Login Instructions

The online RCR training does NOT meet NIH and NSF’s educational requirements. If you have any questions about the CITI RCR training course, don't hesitate to get in touch with ORI at (210) 458-6506.

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Classroom Courses  

UTSA provides several training sessions throughout the year, typically held immediately before the start of the academic semester. The course is a total of 8 hours of classroom time. Contact ORI at (210) 458-6506 or via Email at Employees may register for courses FS 223 and FS 224 through the MyTraining System. Non-employees may register by calling (210) 458-6506 or emailing


Contact Staff

Melinda Cotten

Interim Vice President

Research Integrity & Infrastructure
Patsy Arevalo

Administrative Analyst

Office of Research Integrity