What should the content of In Person Training (IPT) include?

This component should promote discussion, foster a climate of ethical conduct of research and scholarly activities, and provide efficient opportunities for training.

A successful program includes, as appropriate to the discipline, the following topics:

  1. conflict of interest - personal, professional, and financial
  2. mentor/mentee responsibilities and relationships
  3. collaborative research including collaborations with industry
  4. peer review
  5. data acquisition and research tools; management, sharing and ownership
  6. research misconduct and policies for handling misconduct
  7. responsible authorship and publication
  8. the scholar as a responsible member of society, contemporary ethical issues and the environmental and societal impacts of research in the discipline
  9. policies regarding human subjects, live vertebrate animal subjects in research, and safe laboratory practices

Generation of discipline-specific requirements should consider formal mechanisms for training via RCRS coursework/ lecture series/workshops, journal clubs, GRD 500 (as available); laboratory rotations; or other curriculum, as well as less formal training opportunities through faculty meetings; laboratory meetings; faculty/student retreats; departmental research days. Any activity intended to satisfy the RCR training requirement must be supported by appropriate documentation (attendance, topics covered, etc.).

A variety of content resources exist to support face-to-face instruction, see, for example: section on GRD 500 Sessions and Other Resources. 

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