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Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Training for undergraduate students

All University of Washington (UW) undergraduate students working on NSF-sponsored research projects are required to complete Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) provided by the Center on Materials and Devices for Information Technology Research (CMDITR).

Self-register for the course on the CMDITR RCR web site.

Registration Instructions

  1. Register with training host
  2. Create a login and password.
  3. Enter your name and email address.
  4. Enter the department in which you are doing research.

    Note: Please complete this field and select from the Departments listed in the drop-down menu. We ask for this information so we can report on who has completed the RCR program and which Department they are affiliated with.

  5. Complete an RCR User Account Registration. Affiliate with the group "University of Washington NSF America Competes Act".
  6. Select “Register”.
  7. You will be sent an email with your username (i.e., the email address you listed) and a link you will have to click on to activate your account.

Completion records for those individuals who have passed the CMDITR RCR course are available online and updated every Tuesday, no later than 5pm.

Users who have completed the CMDITR RCR modules will see a notification message when they log in to the CMDITR RCR RCR website that they are "certified". The group leader will also be able to see that the user is certified.

See "RCR Training Contacts" (listed to the right) for the appropriate contact for questions about training completion reports.

CMDITR MODULES (all must be completed)

Module 1: Rights and Obligations

Module 2: Collaboration, Communication, and Grants Management

Module 3: Intellectual Property

The three CMDITR modules are divided into sections. Most sections have a short quiz at the end where the user will be required to answer all quiz questions correctly before leaving that section.

Learners may complete the RCR Modules over the course of different sessions: if you leave off in the middle of a section, the site will remember where you left off and save your place.

For problems with the CMDITR course or website, contact CMDITR directly at bishoff2@illinois.edu.

Successful CMDITR RCR training completion can be confirmed three different ways:

  • Confirm Completion via UW Website (requires UW NetID)
    Completion records for those individuals who have passed the CMDITR RCR course are available online and updated every Tuesday, no later than 5pm.
  • Viewing completion on CMDITR website
    Users who have completed the CMDITR RCR modules will see a notification message when they log in to the CMDITR RCR website that they are "certified". The group leader will also be able to see that the user is certified.
  • Contact your appropriate RCR Training Contact
    See "RCR Training Contacts" (listed to the right) for the appropriate contact for questions about training completion reports.