Taking Responsibility for Responsible Conduct of Research

Target Audience: Postdoctoral Fellows and Junior Faculty

This course is for postdoctoral fellows and junior faculty who are recipients of NIH or other training awards that require training in Responsible Conduct of Research. The course will cover the principles and expectations for conducting biomedical research ethically and responsibly, but will go one step further to guide participants in teaching others for whom they are responsible.

Leadership for this course is provided by co-course directors, Rick McGee, PhD; Brian Hitsman, PhD.

Topics for this course include: Research misconduct and expected behaviors; Mentoring; Data acquisition, management, sharing and ownership; Conflicting interests – recognizing, acknowledging, managing, minimizing; Peer review; Publication practices and responsible authorship; Research with animals; Research with human subjects; Collaboration in science; International science; Leading a research team to ensure responsible research conduct.


  • Dates: Tuesdays from March 4, 2014 to May 6, 2014
  • Time: 3:30pm - 5:00pm
  • Class Location (Chicago Campus): Ward Building, Room 5-230, 303 E. Chicago Avenue
  • Minimum Attendance Requirement for Completion: 8 of 10 sessions


  • To REGISTER please complete the form through the link below.
  • Registration confirmations will be provided within 1 business day.
  • Registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Space for this course is limited.
  • Due to high program interest, participants MUST receive a confirmation email to be considered REGISTERED to participate

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