Training for NSF funding (RCR)

Since January 4, 2010, National Science Foundation (NSF) requires Responsible Conduct of Research Training for all undergraduate, graduates or postdoctoral scholars working on NSF funded projects.  The university requires all research personnel, including principal investigators, on NSF funded projects to complete the one-time RCR training. 

There are currently two ways to complete the requirement, the online CITI program or through WebCampus. 

For registration instructions for the Responsible Conduct of Research Training course administered through WebCampus, please contact Valerie Smith in Research Integrity at valeries@unr.edu or (775) 327-2372. 

Online training may be completed anytime.  You may access at our CITI training on Responsible Conduct of Research by following these steps:

  1. Go to the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) login page.
  2. Register as a new user
    Note: if you already have a log in and password, skip to # 6 (below)
  3. Be sure to locate University of Nevada, Reno in the drop down options
  4. When you get to the options for which training you would like to take, scroll down to question 1 and choose N/A - scroll down to question 4, Responsible Conduct of Research-course and choose Yes.

    Responsible Conducto of Research Course Selection
  5. Scroll down and click on Submit.  You will be taken back to your home page where you will see Not Started - Enter.  You may start and stop the modules as many times as needed, log out and back in as time permits, it will pick up where you left off.
  6. Log in using your registered username and password.  If you have forgotten your username and/or password, send an e-mail to JanAnderson@unr.edu and she will e-mail the username and a link to reset the password.
  7. From your home page, click on Add a Course
    CITI Learner Tools
  8. Scroll down and click on Submit.  You will be taken back to your home page where you will see Not Started - Enter.  You may start and stop the modules as many times as needed, log out and back in as time permits, it will pick up where you left off.