Responsible Conduct of Research Requirements

The responsible and ethical conduct of research is critical for excellence, and for maintaining the public trust in research for individual investigators and for San José State University, and the Research Foundation.

Responsible Conduct of Research training is now required for all principal investigators, co-principal investigators, undergraduate and graduate students as well as postdoctoral researchers supported by funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF National Institutes of Health (NIH) and United States Department of Agriculture - National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA-NIFA).

San José State University has contracted with the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) to fulfill a number of mandatory training requirements. Additional RSCA training information is available on the Research and Innovation Training web page.