COURSE DESCRIPTION: The National Institutes of Health (NIH) requires that all pre-doctoral and post-doctoral trainees receive training in the responsible conduct of research at a frequency of no less than every four years. This advanced course in the responsible conduct of research is for the more experienced (5th year) graduate students and postdocs. (All pre-doctoral and post-doctoral trainees are required to take the first instance of the RCR course in year one of training.)
This advanced course will cover the following topics:
- Overview of RCR and Policies
- Data Management Practices and Problems
- Mentor and Trainee Responsibilities and Relationship Issues
- Authorship and Publication – Balancing Expectations and Realities; Strategies for Success
This is a four week course. The first session will be a general overview and review of institutional, professional and national policies. The other three sessions will include a 40-45 minute lecture followed by small breakout group sessions (1 hour) to review scenarios and problem-based case studies.
This course fulfills an NIH retraining in RCR requirement and is required for PhD students and post-doctoral fellows in the 5th year of training.
REQUIRED MATERIALS: Course readings will be distributed or made available as pdf files.
PREREQUISITES: 1st year Responsible Conduct of Research
STUDENT PREPARATION: N/A
SUITABLE FOR 1ST YEAR STUDENTS: No
UNIQUE TRAINING OFFERED IN THIS COURSE: N/A
STUDENT ASSESSMENTS:To satisfy this advanced course, attendance at every session (lecture and breakout) is required. Missing a session (due to illness or professional travel) will require the submission of a make-up assignment in order to satisfactory complete the course.
CREDIT HOURS: N/A