Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR)

What is Tracked & How to View Records?

The training compliancesystem provides registration, automated tracking, and viewing of completed training records for several Responsible Conduct of Research courses.

What training do I need?

Requirements vary. 

Graduate Student - The Grad School has developed guidelines effective Fall 2016 (MSU Grad School Chart.pdf). All academic units must provide RCR training plans. Thus, your college or department may require additional training (all unit plans).

Federal Project - If working under a federal grant, that agency's requirements must also be met including NSF, or USDA-NIFA, NIH, or if conducting research involving animals or human subjects. (Agency requirements)

Online Training

CITI Programs - The Grad School recommends 4 initial and follow-up modules -

IACUC and IRB training - Your department may recommend training that meets other MSU research requirements.

In-Person Instruction

The Grad School Workshop Series -

Other in-person RCR events may include department seminars or individual coaching by your PI.