Texas Tech University

Responsible Conduct of Research at TTU

RCR Training

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.

Online 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:

  • Biomedical Science
  • Social & Behavioral Science
  • Physical Science
  • Arts and Humanities
  • Engineering
  • Administrative Roles

Each CITI training module includes a test. Forward your completion certificates to your advisor and to ResearchIntegrity@ttu.edu.