Research Education & Training
Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) training is available to graduate students, postdoctoral scholars and undergraduate researchers engaged in research within the Medical School. The training sessions are provided once per semester and meet the requirements of NIH NRSA T and F mechanisms grant award requirements. Attendance is not limited to solely trainee fellows, but open to other senior level scientists engaged in research within the Medical school.
Goals of RCR education and training are to:
- Develop, foster, and maintain a culture of integrity in science
- discourage and prevent unethical conduct;
- empower researchers to hold themselves and others accountable to high ethical standards
- a increase knowledge of, and sensitivity to, ethical issues surrounding the conduct of research by researchers with diverse backgrounds
- improve the ability to make responsible choices when faced with ethical dilemmas involving research
- provide an appreciation for the range of accepted scientific practices for conducting research
- inform scientists and research trainees about the regulations, policies, statutes, and guidelines that govern the conduct of U.S. Public
- Health Service-funded research and promote compliance with the same
- promote a career-long positive attitude toward research ethics and the responsible conduct of research.