Academic Integrity Training

Academic Integrity Training

Academic Integrity Training
Academic Integrity Training

The Pathways to Success program offers a variety of academic integrity and ethics-centered opportunities, including workshops, CITI training modules, and other programming, open to all graduate students. Contact the College of Graduate Studies at gradworkshops@ucf.edu for any questions about academic integrity training.


Academic Integrity (RCR) Workshops

Academic Integrity (responsible conduct of research) workshops are offered every fall, spring, and summer semester as part of the Pathways to Success program at no cost and are open to all UCF graduate students and postdoctoral associates. These workshops cover a range of ethics topics including data management, authorship, copyright and image use, avoiding cognitive bias in research, conflicts of interest, and more.

A full list of Academic Integrity workshop descriptions can be found here. Upcoming Academic Integrity workshops are listed on the Pathways to Success UCF Events Calendar and below. Advanced registration is not required.

Fall 2022 Workshops

A Practical Guide to Preventing Plagiarism – ELECTIVE (9/28 session canceled due to Hurricane Ian)

A Practical Guide to Preventing Plagiarism – ELECTIVE (rescheduled to 11/1/2022)

Authorship Credit Collaborative Scholarship and Research: Ethical Pitfalls to Avoid – CORE (9/30 session canceled due to Hurricane Ian)

Can I Use That Image?: How to Legally Use Images, Graphics, and other Copyrighted Materials – ELECTIVE

Data Management: Perils of Fabrication, Falsification, and Confidentiality – CORE

Doing the Right Thing: What Every Graduate Student Should Know About Research Misconduct – CORE

Ethical Decisions in Grad School and Beyond – ELECTIVE

Ethics:  Personal Integrity as a Graduate Student – CORE Please note: the 11/30 session of this workshop has been moved online. Use the following information to attend:

Zoom Link
Meeting ID: 987 7616 7469
Passcode: 630292

Intellectual and Other Conflicts of Interest: Your Rights and Responsibilities – ELECTIVE

Intellectual Property Rights – ELECTIVE

Recognizing and Avoiding Cognitive Bias in Research – ELECTIVE


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 Pathways to Success program collaborates with the Center for Ethics to provide Academic Integrity workshops and other ethics-based programming.

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 through Pathways to Success (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 Workshop Requirements

Academic Integrity workshops are provided through the Pathways to Success program each semester.


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 rcr-ucf@ucf.edu.