Faculty/Staff RCR

RCR Workshop, attended by several people sitting at tables together
The Duke Faculty and Staff RCR Program strengthens our foundation in research integrity and ethics and requires all faculty and staff engaged in research to participate in ongoing Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) courses.

The ongoing RCR education requirement for faculty and staff is to complete one online, self-directed course (RCR 100) every three years and one collaborative (RCR 200) course every three years.

Online Self-Directed; Complete ONE every 3 years
Online Self-Directed Complete ONE every 3 years 
Collaborative In-Person; Complete ONE every 3 years
Collaborative In-Person Complete ONE every 3 years

 

 

 

 

 

 

When a faculty or staff member first joins the Duke research community, the initial RCR education requirement is to complete either one RCR 100 course OR one RCR 200 course within 90 days of joining.  

Completion of the first RCR course starts the three-year window for recurring education, such that the second and recurring RCR courses may be completed at any time throughout the subsequent three years.  Faculty and staff engaged in research will receive automated emails reminders when their RCR course due-dates approach, and may check their RCR education progress at any time through the RCR training tracker app or through the "my Portfolio" or "myTraining" widgets in myRESEARCHhome.

1. When the RCR was first required at Duke, I only completed CITI. Why do I need to also complete a RCR-200 course?

The ongoing RCR education requirement for faculty and staff is to complete one online, self-directed course (RCR 100) every three years and one collaborative (RCR 200) course every three years. When a faculty or staff member first joins the Duke research community, the initial RCR education requirement is to complete either one RCR 100 course OR one RCR 200 course within 90 days of joining. Completion of the first RCR course starts the three-year window for recurring RCR education, such that the second and recurring RCR courses may be completed at any time throughout the subsequent three years. 

2. How do I know when my RCR training is due?

Faculty and staff engaged in research will receive automated emails reminders when their RCR course due-dates approach, and may check their RCR education progress at any time through the RCR training tracker app or through the "my Portfolio" or "myTraining" widgets in myRESEARCHhome.

3. I completed CITI last week, but I still received a reminder that I am not compliant. Why?

Unfortunately, the CITI website and RCR Tracker App are not synced. CITI completions are processed twice a month and several teams need to work together to complete this process. Researchers who completed training between 1 and 15 of the month, should expect to be reflected in their RCR Tracker transcript after the 22nd of the month. Those who completed training between the 15 and 31 of the month, should expect to see their RCR Tracker Transcript updated after the 8th of the next month.

4. What options I have for my RCR-100 self-directed training?

Available Online Self-Directed RCR programs are on our website (https://dosi.duke.edu/RCR100) and are also listed below:

CITI RCR Course: https://dosi.duke.edu/advancing-scientific-integrity-services-and-training/responsible-conduct-research-programs-2

Data Management RCR Course: https://dosi.duke.edu/advancing-scientific-integrity-services-and-training/responsible-conduct-research-programs-3

Research Communications RCR Course: https://dosi.duke.edu/advancing-scientific-integrity-services-and-training/responsible-conduct-research-programs-4

5. What do I need to do to fulfill the RCR-200 requirement?

There are 2 options for receiving RCR-200 credit.

1) Attend a Duke RCR Workshop: The RCR workshop calendar provides a list of all of the workshops organized by ASIST and other Duke offices on campus that will count for RCR-200 credit. Look for an event that covers an RCR topic that is interesting to you! RCR-200 credit for attending a Duke RCR workshop will be granted through attendance collection on the day of the event.

2) Participate in an RCR discussion with your research unit: Visit the RCR Toolbox for resources, guidelines, and information on how to facilitate and lead a small RCR discussion with your research team. Then, submit the self-attest form.

6. I do not see the CITI RCR course when I go to my CITI account. Why?

In order to complete the correct CITI course for you, please go to CITI, login through your organization and choose “DUKE RCR” (NOT Duke Health). See instructions on how to access the correct CITI course that fulfills the RCR 100 requirement on DOSI website: https://dosi.duke.edu/advancing-scientific-integrity-services-and-training/responsible-conduct-research-programs-2.

7. I completed one or all of the courses below and I am still listed as non-compliant. Why?
  • Vulnerable Subjects - Research Involving Prisoners (ID: 30576)             
  • Basic Science Research Fellows (ID: 95650)         
  • Biomedical Research with GCP - Basic/Refresher (ID: 30541)

These courses that you completed do not fulfill the RCR 100 requirement for Faculty & Staff. They may fulfill other requirements that you have because of the type of research you are conducting, but you still need to complete the CITI RCR for Faculty (10 modules) or Staff (6 modules), depending on your position / affiliation at Duke. Download this guide to access the correct course: https://dosi.duke.edu/sites/default/files/atoms/files/CITI%20RCR%20Login%20Guide%20V3%2020200331.pdf