Ethics Training (Responsible Conduct of Research)


For a boiler plate document that can be used to describe the NIH-compliant RCR training for grad students and postdocs for fellowship and training grant (F30,31,32 and T32) applications, please click here or see paragraph below.

Ethical Scientific Conduct (Spring 2017)

  • School of Graduate Studies Course No. 16:115:556
  • Registration form for initial training those who are not graduate students
    (Please complete and return this form to the SGS office.
    675 Hoes Lane West, Research Tower Room 102 Piscataway, NJ 08854-5635 PH:732-235-2106)
  • This initial training course is required for biomedical PhD students and Masters of Science students.  The course complies with NIH guidelines for RCR training and consists of 13 hours of training.  Attendance and participation in discussion of cases as well as weekly written assignments are required. 

  • To access the course materials on Sakai, Click Here.
    For those who require a guest account on Sakai to access the course materials, please contact Tina Cicolella.

  • Weekly starting January 23, 2017, Mondays 4:00-5:00pm, West Lecture Hall and Small Group Rooms N1-N5, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

  • Course director:  Janet Alder, PhD

 

Ethical Scientific Conduct Refresher (Spring 2017)

  • School of Graduate Studies Course No. 16:115:558
  • Registration form for refresher for those who are not graduate students
    (Please complete and return this form to the SGS office.
    Rutgers Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
    675 Hoes Lane West, Research Tower Room 102 Piscataway, NJ 08854-5635 PH:732-235-2106)
  • This refresher course is required for:
    PhD graduate students who are in their 5th year of PhD
    MD/PhD students who are in their 3rd year of PhD
    Postdocs who are on NIH training grants and who have had initial ethics training
    Those who require initial training to comply with NIH guidelines should register for Ethical Scientific Conduct 16:115:556
  • The refresher will comply with NIH guidelines that require 8 hours of training including small group discussion of topics decreed by the NIH.  http://ori.hhs.gov/rcr-casebook-stories-about-researchers-worth-discussing
    Attendance and participation in discussion of cases is required.  It is a 0 credit class.
  • For a syllabus of the class, Click Here.
  • The dates that the refresher will be held this Spring 2017 are:
    Feb 7, 3-5pm, Rooms N1-N3, Kessler Teaching Labs, RWJMS
    Feb 14, 3-5pm, Rooms N1-N3, Kessler Teaching Labs, RWJMS
    Feb 21, 3-5pm, Rooms N1-N3, Kessler Teaching Labs, RWJMS
    Feb 28, 3-5pm, Rooms N1-N3, Kessler Teaching Labs, RWJMS
  • Course director:  Janet Alder, PhD

Responsible Conduct of Research Training Policy

 

The School of Graduate Studies at Rutgers University offers an annual Ethical Scientific Conduct course (http://rwjms.rutgers.edu/education/gsbs/current/ethics.html) for the purposes of Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) training that is compliant with NIH requirements.  The duration of the course is for one semester and participants are required to attend a minimum of eleven, one-hour weekly meetings.  The subject matter of the course addresses the following topics: Mentor-Mentee Responsibilities and Relationships; Plagiarism, Academic Rules and Copyright; Data Acquisition and Laboratory Tools: management, sharing and ownership; Research Misconduct and Policies for Handling Misconduct; Responsible Authorship and Publication; Conflict of Interest - personal, professional, and financial; Scientist as Responsible Member of Society; Collaborative Research in Academia and Industry; Peer Review; Policies for Animal Subjects in Research; Policies for Human Subjects in Research; Contemporary Ethical Issues in Biomedical Research and the Environmental and Societal Impacts of Scientific Research; Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer.  The format of the course is weekly meetings conducted as a large group lecture for 25 min followed by small group (~10 students/group) discussion of cases for 25 min.  Faculty participation includes both the large group lecture conducted by an expert in the field who is affiliated with Rutgers University and the small groups facilitated by Rutgers faculty actively conducting research who represent each of our 9 joint graduate programs.  The large lectures can have assistance as necessary from regulatory experts from the schools and are video captured to allow for review.  Graduate students register and receive one credit for completion of the requirements. To allow for additional frequency of instruction fellows and others are provided a certificate of completion after attendance at a minimum of eleven meetings.  F33 and K award recipients at Rutgers can either take the class themselves and/or lead small group sessions.  Initial training is required for all first year graduate students and postdoctoral fellows on training grants who have not completed a course in RCR in graduate school.  RCR training is required at least once per education stage and no less than once every 4 years.  To this end, refresher training is required for all fifth year graduate students and postdoctoral fellows on training grants who have completed a course in RCR in graduate school. Refresher training consists of 8 hours of small group case discussion lead by faculty. 

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