Academic Integrity Training

Academic Integrity Training

Academic Integrity Training
Academic Integrity Training

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.

Spring 2024 Academic Integrity Workshop Calendar

All academic integrity workshops are 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.

DateTimeTitleRegistration
Tuesday, January 3011 a.m. – 1 p.m.Authorship Credit Collaborative Scholarship and Research – CoreRegister on Zoom
Thursday, February 110 a.m. – 12 p.m.Data Management: Perils of Fabrication, Falsification, and Confidentiality – CoreRegister on Zoom
Thursday, February 11 – 3 p.m.Ethics: Personal Integrity as a Graduate Student – CoreRegister on Zoom
Wednesday, February 710 a.m. – 12 p.m.A Practical Guide to Preventing Plagiarism – ElectiveRegister on Zoom
Tuesday, February 1311 a.m. – 1 p.m.Ethics: Personal Integrity as a Graduate Student – CoreRegister on Zoom
Thursday, February 1510 a.m. – 12 p.m.Doing the Right Thing: What Every Graduate Student Should Know About Research Misconduct – CoreRegister on Zoom
Thursday, February 152 – 4 p.m.Intellectual Property Rights – ElectiveRegister on Zoom
Tuesday, February 2710 a.m. – 12 p.m.Can I Use that Image?: How to Legally Use Images, Graphics, and Other Copyrighted Materials – ElectiveRegister on Zoom
Tuesday, February 2712 – 2 p.m.Authorship Credit Collaborative Scholarship and Research – CoreRegister on Zoom
Wednesday, March 610 a.m. – 12 p.m.Intellectual and Other Conflicts of Interest: Your Rights and Responsibilities – ElectiveRegister on Zoom
Tuesday, March 1211 a.m. – 1 p.m.Ethics: Personal Integrity as a Graduate Student – CoreRegister on Zoom
Thursday, March 2810 a.m. – 12 p.m.Doing the Right Thing: What Every Graduate Student Should Know About Research Misconduct – CoreRegister on Zoom
Friday, March 291 -3 p.m.Intellectual Property Rights – ElectiveRegister on Zoom
Friday, April 510 a.m. – 12 p.m.Authorship Credit Collaborative Scholarship and Research – CoreRegister on Zoom
Wednesday, April 102 – 4 p.m.Doing the Right Thing: What Every Graduate Student Should Know About Research Misconduct – CoreRegister on Zoom
Tuesday, April 161 -3 p.m.Can I Use that Image?: How to Legally Use Images, Graphics, and Other Copyrighted Materials – ElectiveRegister on Zoom

CITI Training

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:

  1. Four Academic Integrity workshops (or an approved alternative training offered as a program requirement; see list of exempt programs)
  2. 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 Training for Biomedical and Biotechnology Master’s Students

Master’s students in the Biotechnology and Biomedical Sciences programs (neuroscience, cardiovascular, cancer, infectious disease, integrated medical sciences tracks) are required to complete training in academic integrity. Please see your program handbook or contact Lisa Vaughn at [email protected] for the specific requirement details.


Academic Integrity Workshop Requirements


CITI Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Training Requirements

University policy requires all doctoral students to complete the CITI Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) training.


Creating Your CITI Account

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].