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 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 considered incomplete without submission of these documents to our office.

  1. Responsible Conduct of Research Training RCR):

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 research.  The RCR training certificate is valid for four (4) years and after expiration, you are required to retake the RCR training course.  

  1. Conflict of Interest Disclosure (COI):

As of August 24, 2012 COI forms must be completed and submitted to OGRA for all CUNY researchers that apply for funding:

  1. Training in the Protection of Human Subjects

  • Click here for the HRPP CITI Instructions

  • If your project involves research with human subjects, completion of the online CITI training is also required and a copy of the certificate must be sent to OGRA along with your other proposal documents. 

4.  Export Control Questionnaire -- Upon completion, attach form to your proposal documents.

The college's Research Integrity Officers are:
Human Research Protections Program (HRPP)
Professor Rhonda Johnson, Library
Phone: (718) 518-4214
Conflict of Interest: 
Felix Cardona, Assistant Dean, Office of Academic Affairs
Phone: (718) 518-6664
Export Control:
Please review CUNY’s policy regarding Export Control here

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