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Academic Integrity

All students admitted to the graduate programs must complete training designed to inculcate an awareness and understanding of the fundamental issues of academic integrity and the responsible conduct of research (RCR) in a manner that is consistent with federal regulations. 

This required training includes: (1) the online Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) “Responsible Conduct of Research” training module in the appropriate disciplinary area; and (2) face-to-face ethics/RCR workshops coordinated by the School of Graduate Studies and the Office of Research Compliance, or an approved alternative training offered as a program requirement for all students in the program.  Students in a program that has approved alternative ethics/RCR training must still complete the online CITI Responsible Conduct of Research training in the appropriate disciplinary area.


  1. The CITI module should be completed by the end of a student’s first (Fall/Spring) term of enrollment
  2. All academic integrity/RCR training requirements must be completed prior to a student’s advancement to candidacy.
  3. All academic integrity and RCR training requirements must be completed in a manner that is consistent  with federal regulations.

*A graduate student who has not completed the required training in academic integrity and the responsible conduct of research will not be advanced to candidacy or cleared for graduation.

*Dates for workshops 1 and 2 will be posted on the GSSC webpage


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