Online-100 Level

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Complete One Online Self-Directed RCR Course every 3 years

Online Self-Directed RCR Courses are designed to ensure that all faculty and staff engaged in research have a sound understanding of the principle components of research integrity and that we are all using a common language to approach these complex topics including, but not limited to research reproducibility, research misconduct, data management, conflicts of interest and unconscious bias.  These courses can be accessed online and completed over multiple sessions.

Only ONE of the following courses must be completed every three years to complete the 100-level RCR requirement. Each time a 100-level course is completed, the three-year deadline is re-established from the last completed course. 

 Available Online Self-Directed RCR courses:

  • Stewardship and Compliance for Research Investigators (SCRI) training

    • SCRI training is required for any researcher who is a PI, co-PI, or key personnel on any externally funded awards.
    • While SCRI training will fulfill the 100-level RCR training requirement, any researchers with one of these designations will need to take the SCRI training REGARDLESS of whether they are due for 100-level training.
  • CITI RCR Courses*: Instructions to sign in through "Duke RCR"and select the right course for you are HERE.
    • Faculty - Responsible Conduct of Research (ID: 199262) - appropriate for all Duke Faculty researchers
    • Staff - Responsible Conduct of Research (ID: 199263) - appropriate for all Duke Staff researchers
    • Humanities and Social Sciences RCR - Faculty (ID: 255203) - We offer the table in this link to help you determine which modules may be most relevant to you and your work.
    • Humanities and Social Sciences RCR – Staff (ID: 255204) - We offer the table in this link to help you determine which modules may be most relevant to you and your work.
  • Data Management RCR 
  • Research Communications RCR 
  • RCR for Clinical Researchers


*Duke University is not the primary author of the CITI modules and is not able to update the content on the CITI website. We at DOSI have received feedback that the core/required 7 modules engage overwhelmingly with scientific contexts and presumes that readers are scientists.

However, the identification of ethical problems with research practices, as well as the fashioning of institutional responses, has historically depended on insights from humanistic and social justice disciplines. We encourage you to reach out to us at, if you would like to participate in RCR module development in the humanities and social sciences as we further develop the program.