Responsible Conduct of Research

The Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI)  Course in the Responsible Conduct of Research is available free of charge to the FHSU community.

Discipline specific (Biomedical, social and behavioral research,physical sciences, humanities, engineering and administrator) courses are available. Topics include research misconduct, data management, conflict of interest, collaborative science, responsible authorship, mentoring, peer review, lab animals and human subjects. 

CITI provides quality research ethics education that is available online, 24/7.
 Step 1:  Go to
Step 2: Click on new users
Step3: Select Fort Hays State University from t he participating institutions drop down menu.
Step 4: Complete the remaining information, create a user name and password and submit.
Step 5: When you login to CITI, you will be taken to the FHSU page. Select the appropriate course modules and complete your training!

Step 1:  Go to
Step 2: Login with your username and password
Step 3: Click on affiliate with another institution, and follow the instructions.


Office of Research Integrity Introduction to the Responsible Conduct of Research  


The Lab - Interactive Movie

Human Subjects Research - see IRB


Data Acquisition, Management, Sharing and Ownership

Guidelines for Responsible Data Management in Scientific Research  

Responsible Conduct in Data Management

Publication Practices, Responsible Authorship and Peer Review

A Guide to Ethical Writing

Collaborative Research

Responsible Conduct in Collaborative Research

Conflict of Interest and Commitment

Research Conflicts of Interest

Conflict of Interest


Mentor/Trainee Responsibilities


Research Mentoring

Animal Welfare

Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals

Public Health Service Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals

NIH Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare


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