Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Facilitator Guides

These guides provide resources and guidance for developing and facilitating in-person or virtual RCR training sessions.

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About this Course

Organizations have the ability to make an internal determination about the type of training that satisfies the National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Science Foundation (NSF), and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) training requirements. These facilitator guides help individuals develop and facilitate in-person or virtual RCR training sessions on mentoring, data management, peer review, and authorship. Each guide provides recommended learning objectives, prep work, a video case study to use in a training session, tips and prompts for facilitating productive discussions, alternative scenarios to enhance discussions, other topics to explore during discussions, polling questions to initiate discussions and engage with learners, and potential evaluation questions for learners. These guides complement CITI Program’s RCR Basic and RCR Refresher online courses, which provide comprehensive training on the core norms, principles, regulations, and rules governing the practice of research.

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Language Availability: English

Suggested Audiences: RCR Trainers

Organizational Subscription Price: $675 per year/per site for government and non-profit organizations; $750 per year/per site for for-profit organizations
(Note: This is a standalone course and is not included as part of a subscription to the Responsible Conduct or Research Series)
Independent Learner Price: N/A

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Facilitator Guide for Mentoring

This facilitator guide helps RCR trainers develop and facilitate a synchronous training session on mentoring that leverages content from CITI Program’s RCR Basic course and the corresponding video case studies.

Recommended Use: Required
ID (Language): 20482 (English)
Author(s): Jim Gould, PhD - Harvard Medical School; Ross Hickey, Esq, CIP, CPIA - University of Southern Maine; Fariba Houman, PhD - Boston Children’s Hospital; Chris Mangelli, JD, MS, MEd, CIP - Ball State University; Julie Simpson, PhD, MPA - University of New Hampshire; Mary Walsh, PhD - Harvard Medical School

Facilitator Guide for Data Management

This facilitator guide helps RCR trainers develop and facilitate a synchronous training session on data management that leverages content from CITI Program’s RCR Basic course and the corresponding video case studies.

Recommended Use: Required
ID (Language): 20485 (English)
Author(s): Jim Gould, PhD - Harvard Medical School; Ross Hickey, Esq, CIP, CPIA - University of Southern Maine; Fariba Houman, PhD - Boston Children’s Hospital; Chris Mangelli, JD, MS, MEd, CIP - Ball State University; Julie Simpson, PhD, MPA - University of New Hampshire; Mary Walsh, PhD - Harvard Medical School

Facilitator Guide for Peer Review

This facilitator guide helps RCR trainers develop and facilitate a synchronous training session on peer review that leverages content from CITI Program’s RCR Basic course and the corresponding video case study.

Recommended Use: Required
ID (Language): 20488 (English)
Author(s): Jim Gould, PhD - Harvard Medical School; Ross Hickey, Esq, CIP, CPIA - University of Southern Maine; Fariba Houman, PhD - Boston Children’s Hospital; Chris Mangelli, JD, MS, MEd, CIP - Ball State University; Julie Simpson, PhD, MPA - University of New Hampshire; Mary Walsh, PhD - Harvard Medical School

Facilitator Guide for Authorship

This facilitator guide helps RCR trainers develop and facilitate a synchronous training session on authorship that leverages content from CITI Program’s RCR Basic course and the corresponding video case study.

Recommended Use: Required
ID (Language): 20491 (English)
Author(s): Jim Gould, PhD - Harvard Medical School; Ross Hickey, Esq, CIP, CPIA - University of Southern Maine; Fariba Houman, PhD - Boston Children’s Hospital; Chris Mangelli, JD, MS, MEd, CIP - Ball State University; Julie Simpson, PhD, MPA - University of New Hampshire; Mary Walsh, PhD - Harvard Medical School