Responsible Conduct of research (RCR)
QCC RCR Training
All CUNY faculty members and students involved in research are required to complete the CITI RCR training within six weeks of initiating your research. RCR training certificate will be valid for four years. CUNY researchers are required to take a refresher CITI RCR training course every four years. You should attach it to any grant proposal (internal or external) for which you are a PI or co-PI that is submitted to the grant office.
If you and your students are involved in a research project on campus regardless of funding, per QCC's policy, both the faculty members and the students are required to (1) complete the Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) CITI online training within six weeks of initiating their research and (2) an in-person RCR workshop within 12 months from the completion of the online CITI certificate.
Here are the steps:
- Step 1: Go to www.citiprogram.org, create an account with QCC email.
- Step 2: Submit your completion certificate to Sharon Lall-Ramnarine (email@example.com) before you attend the in-person workshop.
- Step 3: Attend one in-person RCR workshops, RSVP for the workshop.
- On-line RCR training certificates are valid for four years. You are required to take a refresher course to renew the certification every four years.
Click to check the RCR workshop schedule.
For more information on this workshop, please contact Sharon Lall-Ramnarine at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also check the RCR FAQ for more details.
QCC Protection of Human Subjects Training
All CUNY faculty members and students involved in human subjects research as key personnel must complete the Basic Course in the protection of human subjects prior to Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval of your protocol. Certificate of completion of the basic course is valid for three years. Key personnel of human subjects research protocols must complete a refresher course every three years. All new studies/projects being submitted in IDEATE, must include the CITI certification for human subjects research for all research personnel (uploaded as an attachment in the IDEATE project application.)
Click to check the IRB workshop schedule.