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Living Science Ethics Responsible Conduct of Research

1st term
1 credits
Academic Year:
2021 - 2022
Instruction Method:
Synchronous Online with Some Asynchronous Online
Class Times:
The dates for the six synchronous sessions in 2021 will be: Sept 15, 22, 29, Oct 6, 13, 20
  • Wednesday,  4:00 - 5:00pm
Auditors Allowed:
Grading Restriction:
Course Instructor:
Gundula Bosch

Fosters the responsible conduct of scientific research using a combination of lectures, discussion and analysis of case studies. Topics include: data management, conflict of interest, scientific misconduct, questionable research practices, responsible authorship, peer review, collaborations with peers and industry, trainee-mentor relationships, research ethics and regulatory requirements of the conduct of animal and human research, and the scientist as a responsible member of society.

Learning Objectives:

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
  3. Apply ethical and regulatory principles to the trainee’s own current and future research program
Methods of Assessment:

This course is evaluated as follows:

  • 50% Discussion
  • 25% Peer-feedback
  • 25% Participation

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

Special Comments:

This course is offered through the JHSPH R3 Center for Innovation in Science Education.