Biomedical Postdoctoral Programs

Responsible Conduct of Research

BIOMEDICAL POSTDOCTORAL PROGRAMS (BPP)
RESPONSIBLE CONDUCT OF RESEARCH (RCR)

BPP requires all of its Biomedical Postdoctoral Fellows to be trained in Responsible Conduct of Research. Our program is composed of a number of components including mandatory and elective options, which the trainee selects to meet the NIH Guidelines.

The BPP RCR Program includes the following:

Required completion of the CITI RCR training modules (covers content and provides a framework for discussions) within the first year of postdoc training and eight contact hours of RCR training within each career stage. Seminar series with discussions are led by faculty mentors. A minimum of twelve 60-minute sessions will be offered per year covering the required topic areas. 

Although the NIH Guidelines state that there “are no specific curricular requirements”, our on-line RCR training and seminar sessions will include these topic areas:

  1. conflict of interest – personal, professional, and financial – and conflict of commitment, in allocating time, effort, or other research resources
  2. policies regarding human subjects, live vertebrate animal subjects in research, and safe laboratory practices
  3. mentor/mentee responsibilities and relationships
  4. safe research environments (e.g., those that promote inclusion and are free of sexual, racial, ethnic, disability and other forms of discriminatory harassment)
  5. collaborative research, including collaborations with industry and investigators and institutions in other countries
  6. peer review, including the responsibility for maintaining confidentiality and security in peer review
  7. data acquisition and analysis; laboratory tools (e.g., tools for analyzing data and creating or working with digital images); recordkeeping practices, including methods such as electronic laboratory notebooks
  8. secure and ethical data use; data confidentiality, management, sharing, and ownership
  9. research misconduct and policies for handling misconduct
  10. responsible authorship and publication
  11. the scientist as a responsible member of society, contemporary ethical issues in biomedical research, and the environmental and societal impacts of scientific research

Additional topic areas addressed:

  1. scientific rigor and reproducibility
  2. implicit bias
  3. civility issues in research environments, including but not limited to, harassment, bullying, and inappropriate behavior
  4. social and environmental impacts of research
  5. contemporary ethical issues in biomedical research
Boilerplates

BPP Training Boilerplate for Individual NIH Fellowships
RCR Postdocs Training Boilerplate for Individual NIH Fellowships
BPP and Diversity Boilerplate for Individual NIH Fellowships

Additional References: 

Office of the Vice Provost for Research | NIH Data Management and Sharing Policy (2023)
Biomedical Graduate Studies RCR & SRR
Principles of Responsible Conduct
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
National Institute of General Medical Sciences
NIH Guidelines
NIH Annual Review of Ethics (Case Studies)
Office of Research Integrity
ORI Introduction to the Responsible Conduct of Research

*Last updated on 01/27/2023


 

2023 RCR Sessions Schedule

Date

Speaker

Topic

Location

Time

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01/19/2023 Elizabeth Bassett, Ph.D. & Sarah Capasso, Ph.D. Responsible use of biohazardous material in research BRB 1412 11:00 AM— 12:00 PM Registration Closed

02/10/2023

Ramon R. Diaz-Arrastia, MD, Ph.D. & Jessica Morgan, Ph.D.

 Policies regarding human subjects in research and safe laboratory practices

 BRB 253

1:30 PM—2:30 PM

Registration Open

03/02/2023

Alexander Huang, MD

Collaborative science

TBD

10:30 AM— 11:30 AM

Registration Opens Soon

04/26/2023 Jonathan Raper, Ph.D. Responsible authorship and publication TBD 1:00 PM— 2:00 PM Registration Opens Soon
05/11/2023 Daria V. Babushok, MD, PhD &
Allan Pack, M.B.Ch.B., Ph.D., FRCP
Peer review and privileged information Virtual 11:00 AM— 12:00 PM Registration Opens Soon

06/26/2023

Andrew Paskevich

Research Misconduct

TBD

1:00 PM— 2:30 PM

Registration Opens Soon

BPP RCR 2022 Schedule

Date

Speaker

Topic

Location

Time

02/01/2022

Drs. Corey McMillan and Allan Pack Sr.

Scientific rigor and reproducibility (SRR)

Virtual via Zoom

04:30 PM—
05:30 PM

02/15/2022

Dr. Geoffrey Karl Aguirre

Pre-registration of experiments as a tool for scientific rigor

Virtual via Zoom

04:30 PM—
05:30 PM

03/03/2022

Drs. James Gee and Andrew Maidment

Civility issues in research environments

Virtual via Zoom

12:30 PM—
01:30 PM

03/30/2022

Drs. Steven Albelda and Warren Pear

Research Misconduct

Virtual via Zoom

11:00 AM—12:00 PM

07/13/2022

Dr. Allan I Pack

Peer Review

Virtual via Zoom

01:00 PM— 2:00 PM

08/10/2022

Dr. Mortimer Poncz

Data Management

Virtual via Zoom

01:00 PM— 02:00 PM

10/11/2022

Andrew Paskevich

Research Misconduct

RCH B102AB

12:00 PM—
01:00 PM

11/30/2022

Dr. Trevor Penning

Data Management

BRB 1412

01:00 PM— 02:00 PM

12/08/2022

Hanan Ahmed

Addressing Implicit Bias in Research Setting

BRB 252

12:30 PM— 02:00 PM

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BPP RCR 2021 Schedule

01/27/2021

Drs. Diego Contreras & David Irwin


Research misconduct and policies for handling it

Virtual via Zoom

12:00 PM—1:00 PM

2/22/2021

Drs. Erika Holzbaur and David Margolis

Conflict of Interest

Virtual via Zoom

11:00 AM—
12:00 PM

2/23/2021

Drs. Saar Gill and Yana Kamberov

Data
acquisition

Virtual via Zoom

4:30 PM—
5:30 PM

03/03/2021

Drs. Oliver A. Garden & Ivan P. Maillard

Policies regarding live vertebrae animals in research and safe laboratory practices

Virtual via Zoom

11:00 AM—
12:00 PM

03/19/2021

Drs. James Gee & Allan Pack

Collaborations and team science

Virtual via Zoom

10:00 AM—
11:00 AM

04/12/2021

Drs. Diaz-Arrastia and Koumenis

Scientific rigor and reproducibility

Virtual via Zoom

2:00 PM—
3:00 PM

05/05/2021

Drs. Sanjeev Chawla and Kavindra Nath

Authorship and publication

Virtual via Zoom

12:00 PM—1:00 PM

06/08/2021

Drs. Ronen Marmorstein and Allan Pack

Mentor/mentee responsibilities and relationships

Virtual via Zoom

3:00 PM—4:00 PM

06/14/2021

Drs. Gee and Maidment

Civility issues in research

Virtual via Zoom

12:00 PM—1:00 PM

09/08/2021

Drs. Eileen Lake and Karen Lasater

Peer Review for Publication: Ethical Considerations

Virtual via Zoom

3:00 PM—4:00 PM

10/04/2021

Drs. Malay Haldar and Jason Moore

Authorship and publication

Virtual via Zoom

11:00 AM—12:00 PM

11/04/2021

Drs. George Demiris and Matthew McHugh

Collaborations and team science

Virtual via Zoom

12:00 PM—1:00 PM

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BPP RCR 2020 Schedule

Date

Speaker

Topic

Location

Time

01/27/2020

Dr. Gordon Barr
Dr. Yana Kamberov

Research misconduct and policies for handling it

BRB, Seminar
Room 1412

2:30 PM—
4:00 PM

02/14/2020

Dr. Joshua Dunaief
Dr. David Irwin

Mentoring and the responsibilities of research supervisors and trainees

BRB, Seminar
Room 1412

10:30 AM—
12:00 PM

03/09/2020

Dr. Casey Brown
Dr. Ignacio Tapia

Collaborations and team science

BRB, Seminar
Room 1412

POSTPONED

04/21/2020

Dr. Anne Cappola
Dr. Paul Gadue

Authorship and publication

Online via BlueJeans

11:00 AM—
12:00 PM

05/05/2020

Dr. Erika Holzbaur
Dr. C. Alix Timko

Peer review and privileged information

Online via BlueJeans

2:30 PM—
3:30 PM

05/08/2020

Dr. Anne Cappola
Dr. Paul Gadue

Authorship and publication

Online via BlueJeans

10:00 AM—
11:00 AM

06/09/2020

Dr. Corey T McMillan
Dr. Pantelis Rompolas

Scientific rigor and reproducibility

Online via BlueJeans

11:00 AM—
12:00 PM

06/15/2020

Dr. Therese S. Richmond
Dr. Connie M. Ulrich

Research misconduct and policies for handling it

Online via BlueJeans

11:00 AM—
12:00 PM

06/29/2020

Dr. Therese S. Richmond
Dr. Connie M. Ulrich

Research misconduct and policies for handling it

Online via BlueJeans

11:00 AM—
12:00 PM

07/07/2020

Dr. James Gee
Dr. Michael Marks

Data management

Online via BlueJeans

10:00 AM—
11:00 AM

07/10/2020

Dr. Elizabeth Heller
Dr. Ronen Marmorstein

Authorship and publication

Online via BlueJeans

10:00 AM—
11:00 AM

07/24/2020

Dr. Yana Kamberov
Dr. Pantelis Rompolas

Mentoring

Online via BlueJeans

2:00 PM—
3:00 PM

08/04/2020

Dr. James Gee
Dr. Michael Marks

Data management

Online via BlueJeans

11:00 AM—
12:00 PM

08/11/2020

Dr. Rui Feng
Dr. Philip Gehrman

Policies regarding human subjects in research and safe laboratory practices

Online via BlueJeans

10:00 AM—
11:00 AM

09/22/2020

Dr. Victor Ferrari
Dr. Raquel
Gur

Conflict of Interest

Online via Zoom

10:00 AM—
11:00 AM

10/29/2020

Dr. John Farrar
Dr. Oliver Garden

Policies regarding live vertebrate animal subjects in research and safe laboratory practices

Online via Zoom

3:00 PM—
4:00 PM

11/11/2020

Dr. Naiara Akizu
Dr. Julie Blendy

Collaborations and team science

Online via Zoom

11:00 AM—
12:00 PM

11/12/2020

Dr. Ramon Diaz-Arrastia
Dr. Christopher Hunter

Scientific rigor and reproducibility

Online via Zoom

10:00 AM—
11:00 AM

12/04/2020

Dr. Mariella De Biasi
Dr. Vadim Markel

Authorship and publication

Online via Zoom

2:00 PM—
3:00 PM

12/10/2020

Dr. James Riley
Dr. Sandra Ryeom

Peer review and privileged information

Online via Zoom

10:00 AM—
11:00 AM

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