The Office of Research and Sponsored Projects’ goal is to help facilitate research and make sure it is conducted safely, ethically and legally.

ORSP uses the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) Program to provide trainings for Human Subjects and Animal Welfare research, Financial Conflicts of Interest, and to fulfill federal Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) requirements.

Each of the RCR course offerings covers the core norms, principles and rules governing the practice of responsible research. RCR training is now part of funding requirements of both the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Science Foundation (NSF). PIs and students who are on NSF and NIH grants required to take these trainings, as well as ORSP staff and administrators. There is an RCR course specifically tailored to research administrators and additional CITI courses for those serving on the IRB and IACUC.

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