Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Newton Horace Winchell School of Earth and Environmental Sciences

Responsible Conduct of Research - RA Ethics

Instructions for  the required course for all Research Assistants funded by extramural grants (e.g. NSF).


  • Go to this site:

  • Click on the Register button as a new user.

  • Select University of Minnesota from the list of participating institutions.

  • Create a user name and password and complete the member information
    section. Please use your University of Minnesota email address as your
    Institutional email address (not your gmail address).

  • Do not apply for CME/CEU credits for completing the tutorial. You will
    be charged for them and this option does not apply to you.

  • On the Select Curriculum page, go to question 6 (RCR Course
    and select the version of the course you will complete.
    You do not need to answer any other questions on this page.

  • The Main Menu page lists the courses you selected to complete. Select
    the “enter” link to begin the RCR course, or the “Add a course” link
    to make changes.

  • At the end of the course, your completion record will be sent to the
    RCR program office at the University of Minnesota. You may also print
    or download a copy for your own records.


If you have any questions about this procedure, please consult with your research advisor, or the DGS.