Responsible Conduct of Research Training

Ethical conduct and compliance are individual responsibilities that rely on many small personal choices everyday. Responsible Conduct of Research Training is provided to all faculty, staff and students through the University CITI Program account without charge as a tool toward effective mentorship.
  • Effective July 1, 2019, Georgia Southern University tenure track faculty are be encouraged to complete the basic course in the Responsible Conduct of Research available through the University CITI program account at the beginning of their tenure at the University. Refresher training requirements vary by College.
  • Faculty who wish to apply for external funding or sponsored activity must complete the Responsible Conduct of Research course prior to submission. Faculty who receive awards from NSF, NIH and NIFA are required to complete training before your award account can be established. Principal Investigators are responsible to assure that students and investigators hired on these awards complete training.
  • Instructions for Registering for a CITI account:
  • Access through the Research Resources tile on you portal or click here.
Resources for Faculty and Students
Faculty are encouraged to include responsible conduct of research in research methods courses and to include ethics training in mentoring activities.
Georgia Southern University Scholarly Misconduct Policy
Online Resources:
Case studies and dramatized scenarios:
Books and Publications
Professional Associations with Professional Ethics Codes (Provided by Center for the Study of Ethics in Professions, IIT – Code of ethics by Field are listed on the right side of the screen)
If you have any questions about the CITI web site, or need assistance, please contact the Office of Research Integrity at 912-478-5465 or
Choose Responsible Conduct of Research

Last updated: 8/22/2019

Office of Research Integrity • PO Box 8005, Statesboro, GA 30460 • General Inquiries: (912) 478-5465 •