Research & Sponsored Programs Compliance

On this page, you will find helpful information pertaining to the University’s requirements for PI's/ Program Directors that are engaged in research and/or sponsored program activities.

Prior to proposal submission, PI's/Project Directors MUST submit the following documents to OGRA.
There are no exceptions to these mandates and your proposal is incomplete without submission of these documents to our office.
Step 1:

Step 2:
  • Submit your certificate in the Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) training
  • As of August 1, 2012 all CUNY faculty members, postdoctoral researchers, graduate and undergraduate students involved in research related activities will be required to complete the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) Responsible Conduct of Research training module prior to conducting or participating in research-related activities.  The RCR training certificate is valid for four (4) years and after expiration, you are required to retake the RCR "refresher" training course.  
  • Click here for  the RCR CITI Instructions
Step 3:
  • Submit your certificate in the Protection of Human Subjects (HRPP) training
  • Click here for the HRPP CITI Instructions
  • Only submit this to our office If your project will involve research with human subjects.
Step 4:
  • Submit your certificate in the Conflict of Interest (COI) training
  • Click here for COI CITI Instructions
Step 5:

For specific questions regarding any of the above noted compliance topics, please reach out to the individuals listed below:
Human Research Protections Program (HRPP)
Professor Rhonda Johnson, Library
Phone: (718) 518-4214
College Conflict Officer (CCO) and Point Person for Research Agreements
Christine Mangino, Provost and VP of Academic Affairs
Phone: (718) 518-6660
Research Integrity Officer (RIO) and Export Control
Professor Yoel Rodriguez, Natural Sciences
Phone: (718) 518-4134
Please review CUNY’s policy regarding Export Control here

CUNY's Conflict of Interest Policy
Training in the Responsible Conduct of Research Memo