Responsible Conduct of Research
The University of Central Missouri holds its faculty, staff and students to the highest standard of conduct. The shared values that bind a research community such as UCM together include: honesty, accuracy, efficiency and objectivity (CITI, 2013). Education in the ethical and responsible conduct of research (RCR) is deemed as an essential activity for any type of research. It is important to note that federal funding agencies including the NIH and NSF are now restricting funding to only those institutions that have formal RCR training.
UCM has an affirmative duty and legal responsibility to prevent, investigate and report all instances where a reasonable presumption of misconduct in research related activities has been established. The CITI course is one way UCM is meeting these requirements. Therefore, UCM is taking a proactive stance to meet the Higher Learning Commission’s criteria for oversight and support services ensuring the integrity of research by offering the CITI RCR course at no cost to all its faculty, staff and students.You may find instructions for accessing the UCM CITI RCR course here.