Responsible Conduct of Research course

When Jul 14, 2014 08:00 AM to
Jul 18, 2014 12:00 PM
Where Medical Biomolecular Research Building (MBRB) G202
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The NC TraCS Institute is sponsoring a one-week course in the Responsible Conduct of Research organized and run by David Weber, MD, MPH, Director of the NC TraCS Institute Regulatory Core. The course covers all the NIH-required topics for the first phase of responsible conduct of research training. The course covers the following:

  • Policies regarding human subjects research
  • Principles for the ethical use of animals in research
  • Safe laboratory practices
  • Conflict of interest
  • Mentor/mentee relationships
  • Peer review
  • Authorship and publication
  • Data acquisition, management, sharing, ownership
  • Research misconduct
  • Collaborative research
  • Contemporary issues biomedical research
  • Discussion sessions on the above topics using case studies


This year the sessions have been organized so that the first 2 days will cover topics specific to human subjects research (Monday and Tuesday) with the rest of the week addressing the other topics considered part of Responsible Conduct of Research training (mentoring, authorship, etc.)

In order to receive credit for course completion participants must attend:

  • Human subjects training: Attendance at both Monday and Tuesday
  • Responsible Conduct of Research: Attendance at all five sessions

Individuals who are funded on an NIH-sponsored training, career development, research education or dissertation award or NSF-sponsored research project must have Responsible Conduct of Research training. If you are unclear if this applies to you, please check with your program director or administrator. For further information on the requirements for NIH and NSF please consult the “University Plan for Training in Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR)” effective Date 9 October 2012 at this link:

There is no charge for the course. Participants may choose to purchase the book Responsible Conduct of Research by Adil E. Shamoo and David B. Resnik (second edition) to be used as a reference during the course and in the future.

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