Academic Integrity Training
- Academic Integrity Training Requirement for Doctoral Students
- Academic Integrity Workshop Requirements
- CITI Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Training Requirements
The College of Graduate Studies and partner offices across campus offer a variety of academic integrity and ethics-centered opportunities, including workshops, CITI training modules, the Pressures to Plagiarize Webcourse and other programming, open to all graduate students.
For information on the Pressures to Plagiarize Webcourse required for all incoming graduate students, please see https://graduate.ucf.edu/plagiarism
Contact us at [email protected] for any questions about academic integrity training.
Academic Integrity (RCR) Workshops
Academic Integrity (responsible conduct of research) workshops are live, synchronous sessions offered every fall, spring, and summer semester to fulfill part of the Academic Integrity training policy for doctoral students. Workshops cover a range of topics including data management, authorship, copyright and image use, conflicts of interest, and more (see a full list of Academic Integrity workshop descriptions here). See the Academic Integrity Workshop Requirements section below for additional information.
Fall 2023 Academic Integrity Workshop Calendar
As of Fall 2023, all academic integrity workshops will be held in online format through Zoom. Advanced registration through the links below is required to attend.
All participants are required to have their camera on, be actively engaged, and be present for 80% of the workshop to receive attendance credit. We also recommend that you log into your Zoom account at https://ucf.zoom.us prior to accessing the meeting so you have the full range of features available. Please ensure that your display name is your full name.
|Wednesday, September 13, 2023||1 – 3 p.m.||Intellectual Property Rights – ELECTIVE||Register on Zoom|
|Friday, September 15, 2023||10 a.m. – 12 p.m.||Ethics: Personal Integrity as a Graduate Student – CORE||Register on Zoom|
|Thursday, September 21, 2023||3 – 5 p.m.||Authorship Credit Collaborative Scholarship and Research – CORE||Register on Zoom|
|Wednesday, September 27, 2023||4 – 6 p.m.||Intellectual and Other Conflicts of Interest: Your Rights and Responsibilities – ELECTIVE||Register on Zoom|
|Thursday, October 5, 2023||1 – 3 p.m.||Intellectual Property Rights – ELECTIVE||Register on Zoom|
|Tuesday, October 10, 2023||3 – 5 p.m.||Doing the Right Thing: What Every Graduate Student Should Know About Research Misconduct – CORE||Register on Zoom|
|Friday, October 13, 2023||10 a.m. – 12 p.m.||Can I Use that Image?: How to Legally Use Images, Graphics, and Other Copyrighted Materials – ELECTIVE||Register on Zoom|
|Tuesday, October 17, 2023||1 – 3 p.m.||Data Management: Perils of Fabrication, Falsification, and Confidentiality – CORE||Register on Zoom|
|Thursday, October 19, 2023||4 – 6 p.m.||A Practical Guide to Preventing Plagiarism – ELECTIVE||Register on Zoom|
|Wednesday, October 25, 2023||1 – 3 p.m.||Authorship Credit Collaborative Scholarship and Research – CORE||Register on Zoom|
|Friday, October 27, 2023||10 a.m. – 12 p.m.||Ethics: Personal Integrity as a Graduate Student – CORE||Register on Zoom|
|Thursday, November 16, 2023||1 – 3 p.m.||Authorship Credit Collaborative Scholarship and Research – CORE||Register on Zoom|
|Tuesday, November 28, 2023||3 -5 p.m.||Doing the Right Thing: What Every Graduate Student Should Know About Research Misconduct – CORE||Register on Zoom|
The Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) Program delivers online research ethics education training to members of the research community at more than a thousand U.S. and international institutions. Provided by the UCF Office of Research at no cost to researchers, CITI courses include the Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) training required for all doctoral students as well as many other offerings.
UCF Center for Ethics
The UCF Center for Ethics aims to cultivate an institutional culture of ethical literacy, including a unified and ongoing conversation about ethics and a habit of practical application around ethics in research, teaching, and partnerships. The College of Graduate Studies collaborates with the Center for Ethics to provide Academic Integrity workshops and other ethics-based programming. Learn more about the Center for Ethics, as well as their Be Better Club at https://ethicscenter.research.ucf.edu
Academic Integrity Training Requirement for Doctoral Students
All students admitted to doctoral programs must complete training designed to instill an awareness and understanding of the fundamental issues of academic integrity and the responsible conduct of research (RCR) in a manner consistent with federal regulations.
To achieve this objective, doctoral students must complete the following required training:
- Four Academic Integrity workshops (or an approved alternative training offered as a program requirement; see list of exempt programs)
- The online Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) training in the appropriate disciplinary area (all doctoral students must complete the online CITI Responsible Conduct of Research training)
Both the CITI RCR training and workshops are provided at no cost. Please see the additional sections below for details and registration instructions.
Academic Integrity Training Deadline
There is no set deadline for the doctoral Academic Integrity training to be completed. However, all requirements must be completed prior to a doctoral student’s advancement to candidacy. In other words, you will not be able to enroll in dissertation hours until this requirement is met.
Tracking Academic Integrity Completion
Your Academic Integrity training requirements are listed on your myUCF To-Do list. Your To-Do list will be updated to remove a workshop listing after each session attended and your To-Do list will no longer show these requirements once all workshops are completed and your CITI RCR training has been confirmed. Please allow 2-3 days after any activity for updates to your To-Do list to appear.
Academic Integrity Workshop Requirements
- Academic Integrity workshops are live, synchronous workshop sessions
- You must take at least two CORE and two other CORE or ELECTIVE Academic Integrity workshops for a total of four workshops (workshops are indicated as CORE and ELECTIVE in their titles)
- A full list of Academic Integrity workshop descriptions can be found here
- To receive workshop credit you must register through Zoom in advance
- All participants are required to have their camera on, be actively engaged, and be present for 80% of the workshop to receive attendance credit
- PLEASE NOTE: The Pressures to Plagiarize Webcourse required of all new incoming graduate students is not part of the UCF Academic Integrity training requirement for doctoral students
CITI Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Training Requirements
University policy requires all doctoral students to complete the CITI Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) training.
- You may complete the modules of the CITI RCR training in one session or in multiple sessions
- Follow the instructions carefully to save your work and remember to check your progress as you go
- You must email a copy of your Completion Certificate to [email protected] to confirm completion of the CITI RCR training
- PLEASE NOTE: Other CITI trainings (e.g. Human Research) will not fulfill the CITI RCR requirement; consult with your faculty adviser and the UCF Institutional Review Board (IRB) for guidance on other CITI trainings which may be required for specific research projects
Creating Your CITI Account
- Go to citiprogram.org
- Follow the instructions on the CITI Main Menu to create a user account for yourself, giving special attention to these fields
- Select “University of Central Florida” as your institution
- For your name, enter the same First Name and Last Name that displays in your myUCF Student Center (my.ucf.edu)
- On the second registration page, provide the information requested by UCF, giving special attention to these fields
- Institutional email address – Enter your Knights email address, which is your official UCF student email address
- UCF Employee Number – Enter your UCF ID, example: a1234567)
- On the Select Curriculum page, scroll down to Question 3, Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR), and select the course in the appropriate disciplinary area for you.
- On the next registration page, you may also affiliate yourself with another institution, if you wish. Otherwise, select No.
- You have now completed CITI registration.
- To access the course, go to the My Courses section of the CITI Main Menu and you should see the Responsible Conduct of Research course.
- To start the course, click the red Enter link in the Status column.
If you completed your CITI RCR training at another institution recently, you must have your CITI account affiliated with UCF before submitting your training completion certificate by contacting the UCF Office of Research at [email protected].