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Department: Extradepartmental
Term: 2nd term
Credits: 1 credits
Contact: Janet DiPietro
Academic Year: 2012 - 2013
Course Instructor:

This series of online modules presents information concerning issues related to the responsible conduct of research, such as authorship, data management, data ownership, guidelines of professional conduct, research fraud or scientific misconduct, academic ethics, conflict of interest, federal and institutional guidelines related to research using human and animal subjects, ethical issues involving vulnerable subjects in research, confidentiality, the Institutional Review Board (IRB) and the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC).

Learning Objective(s):

1. Understand the concepts of research ethics, academic ethics, and responsible conduct of research. 2. Explain the concepts of scientific misconduct, conflict of interest, authorship, mentorship, and data ownership. 3. Understand the principles of working with humans and animals as research subjects. 4. Comply with federal, state, and university regulations governing responsible conduct of research.

Methods of Assessment: Student evaluation based on successful completion of modules. All information needed to complete the requirements for this course is available in CoursePlus.
Location: Internet module
Enrollment Minimum: 10
Enrollment Restriction: Auditing not permitted
Instructor Consent: No consent required
Grading Restriction: Pass/Fail
Special Comments: This course fulfills the requirement of all research students (PhD, ScD,ScM, and some MHS students) for a course in the responsible conduct of research.