Responsible Conduct of Research

PLEASE NOTE:  Beginning September 2018, all faculty, staff and students who have not yet completed RCR training, continued access to certain university systems and processes related to research will be suspended until RCR training is completed. This includes, but is not limited to, submission of IBC, IRB, and IACUC protocols and amendments; new project award set-up; project amendment processing and access to certain internal funding programs.

Mandatory CITI RCR Course can be found here

Other Resources to consider.

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BIOMEDE 6983

Introduction to professional and ethical issues confronting biomedical research and researchers and approaches to dealing with such issues. Prereq: Grad standing, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 883.

Credits: 2

Recent Professors: Alan Litsky

MEDCOLL 5000

Within research, ethics is considered to be the safeguard of both the researcher and the participant. This course will examine cases which hold to demonstrate this statement. It will analyze a complex system of policies and regulations that govern human subject research and scientific integrity. This class also satisfies the basic components of Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) education. This course is graded S/U.

Credits: 1

Recent Professors: Ioan Beldean, Alan Litsky

VISSCI 7960

Provides a general understanding of the issues surrounding the ethical conduct of science including issues related to research involving human subjects, scientific misconduct, and authorship of scientific papers. Real-life case studies will be used. This course is graded S/U.

Credits: 2

Recent Professors: Karla Zadnik

Pharmacy 8520 – Research Ethics
Basic concepts of integrity in the process of research. The course covers all areas of responsible
conduct of research including mentor/trainee roles, data management, animal use, human subjects.
Often offered May term. The course fulfills NIH requirement for research ethics. Repeatable to a
maximum of 20 cr hrs. This course is progress graded (S/U)

Vision Science 7960 – Ethics in Biomedical Research
Provides a general understanding of the issues surrounding the ethical conduct of science including
issues related to research involving human subjects, scientific misconduct, and authorship of scientific
papers. Real-life case studies will be used. 2 units.

Nursing 7781: Responsible Conduct of Research
Concepts and policies for the responsible conduct of research (RCOR), Institutional Review Boards, and
dissemination of findings. 3 credits Autumn/Spring. ONLINE.

Webcast from the NIH: Ethical and Regulatory Aspects of Clinical Research:
This is a live webcast that the CCTS hosts every Fall. The sessions are typically Wednesday mornings from
mid-September to November. Participants watch the webcasts and take part in discussions. By attending 6 of 7
sessions and completing evaluations and pre and post tests, get certification.
More information: http://www.bioethics.nih.gov/courses/

Biomedical Engineering 6983 – Research Ethics
Introduction to professional and ethical issues confronting biomedical research and researchers and
approaches to dealing with such issues. Prereq: Grad standing, or permission of instructor. 2 units.

Comparative Studies 6750.02 – Fieldwork and Ethnography of Communication
Introduction to fieldwork and ethnographic writing in the humanities – interviewing, participant
observation, and research ethics. Focus on the ethnography of communication and community
representations. Prereq: Grad standing, or permission of instructor. 3 units

Surgery 8814 – Responsible Conduct of Research: Human Participants and the Use of Animals in Biomedical Research
Responsible conduct of research with human participants and the use of animals in biomedical research
is crucial to maintaining the public trust in both the results and the methods of biomedical research.
Repeatable to a maximum of 4 cr hrs. 2 units