New Graduate Student Training

As a new graduate student, there are some training requirements which you must complete. These are MANDATORY All trainings are due by October 1st for Fall Matriculates and February 15th for Spring Matriculates. These trainings include:


Sexual Harassment Prevention

Sexual Harassment  Prevention training is mandatory for all new students.  The training, Lasting Choices: Protecting Our Campus From Sexual Assault, can be accessed via the link below

To Enroll in and take the course:

  • Click the Enroll button
  • Click Login Now
  • Click Rice Login
  • Log in with your netID and password
  • Click Enroll in course
  • Click  "Go to Dashboard"
  • Click Begin Course
Detailed instructions are available here.

Once you have completed the course click on Grades.  Your score should appear as 100%.  If you don't see 100%, you have not completed the course.  Return to Lasting Choices course and complete all screens.

Students will not be able to register for future semesters until the training is completed.  Resulting late registration fees will not be waived.  

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Responsible Conduct of Research

Training and education in the Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) is an essential aspect of Rice’s commitment to maintain the highest standards for research integrity, and as such, it is considered an integral aspect of graduate education. 

As a member of the Rice University community, all graduate students (including all professional Master’s students with the exception of Jones School of Business Master's students) are required to complete the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) Responsible Conduct of Research online course by October 1st for students starting the fall semester, and by February 15th for students starting in the spring semester.  

The training modules required for all graduate students vary based on school and program. At a minimum, graduate students must receive training in ethical conduct of research; research misconduct; responsible authorship and publication; data acquisition and laboratory tools; conflicts of interest; the use of animal and human subjects in research; and safe laboratory practices. In addition, depending upon the academic school and type of research in which you plan to engage while at Rice, additional modules or individualized training may be required.

The responsible conduct of research (RCR) online training will take about 4 to 6 hours to complete. It does not have to be completed all in one session, but can be saved and logged out and back in later. A minimum score of 80% is required to pass by Rice’s standards. Please follow the instructions at for taking this course.  You are not required to request CME/CEU credits for the course(s).  If you have additional questions, please check the FAQs.  If you have any issues with accessing the training, please contact the Office of Sponsored Projects and Research Compliance at

Students will not be able to register for future semesters until the training is completed.  Resulting late registration fees will not be waived.  


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Lab Safety Training

Lab safety training is for the safety of the students in the Schools of Engineering and Natural Science and all others who work in labs.   

Lab Safety training is MANDATORY for all new students in the School of Engineering, the School of Natural Science, and any student outside those schools who will be working in a laboratory at Rice. Only students in the Departments of Computational and Applied Mathematics, Mathematics, and Statistics are exempt from the training. 

This is a live training that will take place on Thursday, August 16, 2018 at 9:00am (Keck 100).  Your departmental staff will coordinate this training, or contact Environmental Health and Safety, 713-348-4444.  

Professional masters students and those in computational or theoretical fields are NOT exempt from lab safety training. Only students in the Departments of Computational and Applied Mathematics, Mathematics and Statistics are exempt from the training.  Students who are required to attend lab safety training will be obliged to attend make-up training if they miss the August session.

Failure to complete these trainings by the deadline may result in your stipend checks being held and a hold being put on your second semester of registration.  Resulting late registration fees will not be waived.  

Note: Anyone who will be working with human blood or tissue is required to take the Hepatitis B shots if they have not previously had it as part of their regular childhood immunizations.  Contact Environmental Health & Safety  for more information.   

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