Jun 15, 2024  
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog

BIOL 649 - Responsible Conduct of Research

1 Credit(s) | Lecture | Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory
Not repeatable for credit

The overall goals of this course are to: a) sensitize students to and stimulate their interest in ethical issues that arise in biomedical and biological research; b) introduce students to best practices, guidelines and expectations, and available resources regarding the responsible conduct of science; and c) foster critical thinking skills as applied to ethical decision making in research. Topics include bias and objectivity in research, authorship and peer review, competing interests in research, research data and intellectual property, scientific record keeping, and mentor-mentee relationships.

Course Note
This course is intended for graduate students in the biological and biomedical sciences.  It is an elective for the graduate programs in the Biology Department.  However, it is designed to fulfill NIH requirements for Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) training for all NIH trainees and is required for those who are supported with NIH funding.

Enrollment Requirements:
Co-requisite: Enrollment in a graduate program in the biological sciences.

Semester(s) typically offered: Spring