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Department: Extradepartmental
Term: 1st term
Credits: 1 credits
Contact: Sharon Krag
Academic Year: 2013 - 2014
Course Instructor:

Fosters the responsible conduct of scientific research using a combination of lectures, discussion and analysis of case studies. Topics include: conflict of interest, scientific misconduct, data management and ownership, responsible authorship, peer review, collaborations with peers and industry, mentorship, research ethics and regulatory requirements of the conduct of animal and human research, and the scientist as a responsible member of society. Uses online resources to broaden and enhance the material covered in class.

Learning Objective(s):

Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to: 1. Explain the regulatory requirements that govern the modern research environment; 2. Discuss the expectations for adherence to the ethical principles in the conduct of research; and 3. Apply ethical and regulatory principles to the student’s own current and future research program.

Methods of Assessment: Take-home final exam and regular attendance
Location: East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Wednesday 3:30 - 5:20
Enrollment Minimum: 10
Enrollment Restriction: Eligibility restricted to doctoral students. Other JHSPH students or fellows who are required to have in-person RCR training based on funding source may also enroll.
Instructor Consent: No consent required
Auditors Allowed: No
Grading Restriction: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail