At ODU all graduate students admitted or readmitted to a degree or graduate licensure program are required to complete the fundamentals of Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) training using the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) basic course. This training is to be completed prior to completion of 12 semester hours; failure to do so will result in a registration hold. Completion of appropriate modules is a graduation requirement.
The basic course includes the following modules:
- Misconduct (falsification, fabrication, and plagiarism)
- Data acquisition, management, sharing and ownership
- Mentor/trainee relationships
- Publication practice and responsible authorship
- Peer review
- Conflicts of interest
- Collaborative research
As appropriate to their general field of study, students may complete the Biomedical, Social and Behavior Research, Physical Science, or Humanities RCR track offered by CITI to fulfill this requirement. Check with your program regarding specific requirements; additional courses may be required depending on particular program and research.