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Foundations of Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) - Student

This one-session, in-person class will highlight the importance of professional ethics in the responsible conduct of research.  The class will take a maximum of 2 hours to complete; and will include a discussion of research integrity.  Promoting the responsible conduct of research for students is a crucial component of obtaining federal funding.  Being an effective and ethical researcher means understanding a variety of areas connected to research.  We will cover select areas as identified by the National Institute of Health (NIH) and supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF).  The topics explored in this class session are on research misconduct, conflict of interest, human subjects research, and the role of the scientist in society.  We will (1) use lecture and case studies to discuss these topics and (2) provide links to resources for you on the UU campus, as well as from the NIH, NSF and federal Office of Research Integrity.  The discussions with peers will promote research integrity and the responsible conduct of research for the basis of your research career. 

At the conclusion of this class, you should be able to:

  • Characterize elements of responsible conduct of research (RCR)
  • Define research integrity
  • Describe areas of research misconduct and differentiate activities to promote responsible conduct of research (RCR) in your discipline
  • Articulate impact of research misconduct on science
  • Locate resources for you as a student

Caren Frost

Caren J. Frost, PhD, MPH
Office of Research Integrity and Compliance (ORIC)

Audience: All Students

Duration: Approximately 2 hours

Format: Synchronous (Zoom)

Last Updated: 8/30/21