Training in the Responsible Conduct of Research

Middlebury uses the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI), an online training firm, to provide research ethics education for student researchers. Follow the steps below to get started.

If you have any problems with CITI login or the CITI website, please contact Cathy Ekstrom.

If you are new to CITI

1. Go to CITI's website.

I hear that the College now requires student researchers to be trained in the Responsible Conduct of Research. Does this mean I have to develop a new course?

No (and note that the requirement originated with the National Science Foundation, not the College). For now, only students participating in NSF-funded research must be trained, and we’re using online training. To learn more about the College’s training plan, click here.

Responsible Conduct of Research

As of January 4, 2010, Middlebury must certify that it has a plan in place to train all undergraduates who participate in research funded by the National Science Foundation in ethical and responsible practices for conducting research.

Learn more about this requirement at the NSF RCR web page.

Need RCR training? Click here.