Responsible Conduct of Research

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. Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) training is required of all students and research staff funded by NSF or NIH. All faculty, staff, and students are welcome to participate in the training as well.

The Online curriculum through CITI provides five different courses that are tailored to specific 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: Other ethics courses are available through CITI and you are welcome to take as many as you wish.

RCR Online Training

Log in via SSO

If you have used CITI prior to 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 that 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 on the CITI RCR training course, please contact ORI at (210) 458-6506.

More Information

Classroom Courses  

UTSA is provides several training sessions throughout the year, typically held immediately prior to 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

P: (210) 458-6506