Responsible Conduct of Research Training

All undergraduate students, graduate students, and postdoctoral researchers participating in research at NCAR and UCP are required by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to take Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) training.  UCAR offers this training online through CITI Program at no cost to participants. The RCR training is required to be taken within 4 weeks of starting at UCAR/NCAR and upon completion of training, each participant will receive a certificate of completion. To access the RCR training, please connect through CITI Program. Individuals who took this training last year, or have taken it through another institution, can provide their certificates to lab/program administrator.

Instructions for CITI Program registration are found via EOD. UCAR Internal Training support is Toni Wallace,

In addition to the CITI Program training, most of the undergraduate students will also receive training on important topics such as sexual harassment, ethical conduct, and mentoring.  UCAR’s Code of Conduct governs the behavior of all who work or participate in research at our organization.  Providing a safe and respectful workplace is an integral part of our mission to provide science in service to society.

Any questions about the training should be directed to:

Meg McClellan, Ethics Officer (
Rebecca Haacker, Director NCAR Education & Outreach (
Rebecca Batchelor, SOARS Director (
Valerie Sloan, Senior Higher Education Specialist (

Announcement Timing: 
May 22, 2018 to May 25, 2018