The RCR Academic Policy for Doctoral Students applies to all doctoral students who have an admit date of fall 2011 or later. It includes students who enrolled in a master’s program in fall 2011 or later but who have since transitioned to a doctoral program.
As part of their degree requirements, doctoral students admitted fall 2011 or later must complete two forms of RCR training:
The online training, a CITI RCR course, must be successfully completed within 90 days of when applicable students begin the first full semester in their doctoral program.
Doctoral students covered by this policy are required to complete successfully PHIL 6000 OR an academic program’s in-house RCR training program for doctoral students. Students are strongly encouraged to complete in-person training within the first 12 months of their doctoral program. In general, applicable students who need to take PHIL 6000 will be expected to do so during the first summer session after they begin their doctoral program at Georgia Tech.
Important: Doctoral students admitted prior to fall 2011 should refer to the applicability criteria listed in the RCR Compliance Policy to determine if their funding source requires RCR training.