New Responsible Conduct of Research Course Offered Summer 2012
All trainees who receive support from a National Institutes of Health (NIH) and/or National Science Foundation (NSF) training grant are required to complete a Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) course at the start of their training, and then every four years. This requires 8 hours of in-person training (the CITI requirement for IRB submission does not count).
The Biological Sciences Division offers a full quarter, for-credit course that is taken by many of our PhD candidates. For clinical trainees, the Section of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine and the Committee on Molecular Medicine offered an RCR course that was open to all. As part of a CTSA initiative, this course has been reorganized and restructured and will be available as a summer course through the Institute for Translational Medicine.
Please note: it is critical that all who hold an NIH K- or post-doctoral T-award receive appropriate training in RCR in their first year and every four years thereafter in order to remain in compliance with their funding source. This course meets the requirements for both awards at either time period.
The course is open to all trainees, including affiliate investigators, and will meet 8 times between July 3 and August 21, 2012. Lectures will be held every Tuesday from 5–6:30 p.m. You must attend at least 6 of the 8 classes in order to receive credit for the course.
If you are interested in participating, please contact Bushra Rehman at email@example.com with your name, department and departmental section, email, and phone number. Certificates will be provided to those who attend at least 6 classes.
For a full course schedule, including speakers and topics, click here.