OHSU’s Responsible Conduct of Research courses changing to CITI Programs

OHSU Research Integrity has contracted with the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative at the University of Miami (CITI Program) to offer Responsible Conduct of Research training. The NIH-endorsed CITI Program at the University of Miami is a leading provider of research education content.

Why the Change?
OHSU’s RCR education hasn’t been updated in a number of years–yet the RCR environment is always changing. The CITI program accommodates these evolving changes–and in fact, it’s the standard RCR training for most academic institutions in the U.S., as well as for the Veteran’s Administration. This high degree of use also fosters reciprocity for multicenter research and for faculty conducting research at the VA. Most major pharmaceutical companies also use CITI for required Good Clinical Practice training, so using CITI means you don’t have to take duplicative GCP training.

What’s New?
The number of RCR courses remains the same, though some of the names have changed slightly to reflect the course names in CITI. The changes are as follows:

  • Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) = RCR for All
  • Human Subjects Research (HSR): Human Researchers = RCR involving Human Subjects
  • Animal Care and Use (ACU): Working with the IACUC = RCR involving Animal Subjects
  • Good Clinical Practices (GCP) = RCR involving FDA Regulated Products
  • Biosafety/Biosecurity: Working with rDNA/Infectious Agents/Toxins = RCR involving rDNA, Synthetic Nucleic Acid Molecules and Infectious Agents/Biological Toxins

For information about how to log in, who needs to take the RCR courses, FAQs,and more, go here.