Training & Education
To ensure the ethical and safe conduct of research and to meet regulatory requirements, the University of Minnesota requires faculty, staff, and students who serve on research projects to complete Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) training. The RCR courses do not fulfill IRB (human subjects) or IACUC (animal subjects) training requirements. For more information about training requirements, visit the Research Compliance Training Guide:
Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Core Basic Training
New faculty members, postdoctoral fellows, and others serving as principal investigators (PIs) are required to complete online CITI RCR Core Training.
Agency Specific RCR Training
Summary of Training by Classification
|For PIs on All Awards*||
NIH Career & Training Awards
|NSF Awards||USDA-NIFA Awards|
|Staff||Required**||Not Required||Not Required||Required|
*Per UMN Education Requirements for PI Eligibility
**Required for all individuals serving as Principal Investigator (PI) on an award, regardless of the source of funds.