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Wichita State University is committed to supporting responsible and ethical conduct of research and scholarship among its faculty, staff and students. Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) training is a funding requirement for the National Science Foundation (NSF), the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA). Researchers applying for, and receiving, support from NSF, NIH or NIFA should be familiar with each agency’s requirements with regards to RCR and be prepared to provide documentation of appropriate training. While RCR training should be an ongoing component of any research program, at a minimum, required personnel on applicable projects will need to register and complete an RCR program in their discipline through the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) during the first 90 days of receiving salary support. For those students enrolled in a graduate program with an RCR requirement, the CITI course selected by your program will satisfy this requirement.