Research 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)
Campus HRPP Coordinator:
Professor Antonios Varelas, Behavioral and Social Sciences

College Conflict Officer (CCO), Council of Administrators for Research Sucesss (CARS) member and Point Person for Research Agreements:
Dean Olen Dias, Office of Academic Affairs

Research Integrity Officer (RIO) and Export Control Administrator (ECA):
Professor Yoel Rodriguez, Natural Sciences
Please review CUNY’s policy regarding Export Control here

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