Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR)

Frequency: needs to be completed only once

The Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) course reviews research topics such as avoiding research misconduct, mentorship responsibilities, handling of data and responsible authorship. This course is not mandatory however it is highly recommended for anyone involved in research.

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Access RCR training


The RCR training course can be found on the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) program website. Any individual involved in conducting  human research activities at Unity Health Toronto has access to CITI’s Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) course.

 The first time you access the CITI website, you will need to create an account. Be sure to set your institutional affiliation to “Providence St. Joseph’s and St. Michael’s Healthcare (N2)” when prompted so that our training records are automatically updated.

You can pause and return to the training course if necessary. Just be sure to remember your username and password so that you can log back in and resume the course. For ease of access, you may wish to bookmark the website.

The estimated time to complete the course is approximately 4 to 6 hours.

A mark of 80 per cent is required to pass. At the end of the course you will be issued a certificate of completion that you can print or e-mail to yourself for your records.