Online Courses & Tools

Inventory of RCR materials is now available online at:

Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI)
The Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) was founded in March 2000 as a collaboration between the University of Miami and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center to develop a web based training program in human research subjects protections.

This program requires subscription (except RCR). It includes coursework in:

  • Basic Courses in the Protection of Human Research Subjects.
    • Biomedical Focus
    • Social and Behavioral Focus.
    • Refresher Courses
  • Good Clinical Practice Course.
  • Health Information Privacy and Security Course (HIPS)
  • Laboratory Animal Welfare Courses for investigators and IACUC Members
  • Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR).

The RCR course is available free of charge at

Contemporary Science, Values and Animal Subjects in Research
This site, developed at North Carolina State University, is an Office of Research Integrity (ORI) sponsored project. It is intended to be both a learning tutorial and a clearing house. Ethics and the use of animals in research is an enormous topic: this site is an introduction both to the central issues and the information resources available.

Columbia University’s online RCR courses
COURSE 1: Conflicts of Interest
COURSE 2: Mentoring
COURSE 3: Responsible Authorship and Peer Review
COURSE 4: Research Misconduct
COURSE 5: Collaborative Science
COURSE 6: Data Acquisition and Management