Training Documentation

A number of funding agencies require Responsible Conduct of Research training as a condition of their grants, including the National Science Foundation (NSF), the United States Department of Agriculture National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) and certain grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). A number of different resources/options exist around campus, including but not limited to the Program for Scholarly Integrity, the Responsible Conduct of Research for Postdocs/Fellows course, and CITI RCR modules, to assist you in ensuring that this requirement is met.

The Office of Compliance maintains a profile for individuals to document their RCR training in one central location via the Emory Learning Management System (ELMS).

The following personnel are required to document their completion of RCR training in ELMS:
  • Postdocs and students (graduate and undergraduate) associated with NSF grants  
  • Program directors, faculty, undergraduate students, graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and any staff participating in a qualified USDA NIFA research project 
Personnel associated with NIH grants are strongly encouraged to do so as well.


In order to document your completion of RCR training in ELMS:

  • Use your Emory NetID to log into ELMS
  • Under the "Self Service" tile, Click "Find Learning"
  • In the Search field, you can either search the course "Federal RCR Requirements" or the course number "210005"
  • Select "Enroll"
  • Click "Submit Enrollment"
  • Click "Launch"
  • Once you have enrolled in the course simply complete the questionnaire

Individuals are encouraged to update their information as it changes.

If you have any questions about this process, please contact the Office of Compliance at (404) 727-2398 or