Responsible Conduct of Research at TTU
TTU encourages all faculty, students and staff to participate in discussions and training about responsible conduct of research (RCR). All are welcome to attend the activities listed below, and all members of the TTU community can use online CITI training. If you work on research projects funded by NSF, talk with your advisor about your required RCR training.
To complete your CITI (Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative) training, go to https://www.citiprogram.org/default.asp. If you are a new user, choose “Texas Tech University” from the drop down menu on the registration page; if you are a returning user, add TTU to your profile.
CITI RCR training is offered for multiple disciplines, and all members of the TTU community are welcome to complete any module(s). We encourage students, in particular, to include Responsible Conduct in Research in their ongoing career training and to take the time to watch training videos and ponder the ethical questions presented. During our careers, we encounter many of the scenarios presented in these modules, and the decisions we make at these critical times can change the course and/or momentum of our careers. These modules will provide you with resources that will empower you to make informed decisions for an ethical and productive career:
Each CITI training module includes a test. Forward your completion certificates to your advisor and to ResearchIntegrity@ttu.edu.
Spring 2013 Activities
- Discouraging Plagiarism and Encouraging Integrity in Student Writing – Feb. 28, 12:30-1:30 p.m., Library Room 151, TLPDC – Join us for this ethics series where Dr. Kathy Gillis and Dr. Susan Lang will lead a discussion on “Discouraging Plagiarism and Encouraging Integrity in Student Writing.” The session will focus on academic integrity, writing and plagiarism. Please Register on the TLPDC Website. http://www.tlpd.ttu.edu/home/index.asp.
1 RCR Credit
- 4 R’s of Animal Research - March 20, 12-1 p.m., Library Room 151, TLPDC – Join us for the ethics series where Dr. Gad Perry, Dr. Mark Wallace, and Dr. Howard Curzer will lead a session on the “4Rs of Animal Research” and will look at the ethical implications of field research and how things differ between field and lab work. Please Register on the TLPDC Website http://www.tlpd.ttu.edu/home/index.asp
1 RCR Credit
- The Annual Responsible Conduct of Research Conference – April 22, Depending on seminar attendance, located at the Museum of Texas Tech University – Seminar speakers and topics are still being finalized.
Up to 5 RCR Credits
- Moving Ethical Pictures “No Impact Man” – April 24, 3:30-6 p.m. – Movie screening with panel discussion of ethical issues to follow. Summaries should stress content of panel discussion to earn credit.
Up to 2 RCR Credits
Vice President for Research
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