Biomedical Postdoctoral Programs

Responsible Conduct of Research

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

RCR TRAINING PROGRAM

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:

  1. Required completion of the two on-line RCR training modules (covers content and provides a framework for discussions).
  2. Seminar series with discussions led by faculty mentors. A minimum of twelve 90-minute sessions will be offered per year covering the required topic areas.
  3. “On Call” support for faculty provided by the Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy.

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

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

Additional Reference: Office of the Vice Provost for Research 

2018 RCR Sessions Schedule

Date

Speaker

Topic

Location

Time

Link

1/17/18

Dr. Sarah Millar

Peer Review

BRB 14th Floor Faculty Lounge

2:00 pm—3:30 pm

Registration
Closed 

2/28/18

Dr. Warren Pear &
Dr. Robert Faryabi 

Mentor/Mentee Responsibilities and Relationships 

BRB, Seminar Room 251

2:00 pm—3:30 pm

Registration
Closed 

04/19/18

Dr. Michael Marks

Responsible Authorship & Publication

BRB, Seminar Room 253

10:00 am—11:30 am

Registration
Closed 

05/16/18

Dr. Ekaterina
Grishchuk

Research Misconduct

BRB, Seminar Room 252

2:30 pm—4:00 pm

Registration
Closed

06/26/18

Dr. Kenneth Zaret

Scientist as Responsible Member of Society

BRB, Seminar Room 1412

10:30 am—12:00 pm

Registration
Closed

07/26/18 Dr. Cynthia Otto & Golnaz Vahedi Peer Review BRB, Seminar Room 251 10:00 am—11:30 am Registration
Closed
08/03/2018 Dr. Anna Kashina & Dr. Ignacio Tapia Collaborative Research  BRB, Seminar Room 251

10:00 am—11:30 am

Registration
Closed

9/26/18 Dr. David Manning Reproducible Research  BRB, Seminar Room 252 2:30 pm—4:00 pm

Registration
Closed

10/22/18 Dr. Chris Hunter & Dr. Steven Kawut Conflicts of Interest and Commitment  BRB, Seminar Room 252 2:00 pm—3:30 pm Registration
Open
11/16/18 Dr. Joel Gelfand & Dr. Juno Takeshita Peer Review BRB, Seminar Room 251 10:00 am—11:30 am Registration
Open
12/5/2018 Dr. Kyu Sang Joeng & Dr. Edward Brodkin The Scientist as a Responsible Member of Society BRB, Seminar Room 252 2:30 pm—4:00 pm Registration
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RCR 2015 Participants

Date
Speaker
Topic
Location
Time
2/10/15
Dr. Erle Robertson
Keeping Your Lab Book
JMB Class 62
3:00 - 4:30pm
3/16/15
Dr. Theresa Busch
Data Integrity: Collection, Management, Protection, Sharing, and Ownership of Data
JMB Class 62
3:00 - 4:30pm
4/7/15
Dr. Daniel Powell
Issues In Peer Review
BRB 253
3:00 - 4:30pm
4/22/15
Dr. Peter Davies
Conflict of Interest: Commitment, Career Advancement, and Principles
BRB 253
3:00 - 4:30pm
5/19/15
Dr. Ruben Gur
Collegiality, Communication, and Responsibilities within the Research Team: Mentor/mentee Responsibilities and Relationship
BRB 252
3:00 - 4:30pm
6/10/15
Dr. David Cormode
Responsible Authorship
SCTR 08-146AB
12:00 - 1:15pm
7/27/15
Dr. Susan Weiss
Ethical Issues in Peer Review
BRB 252
3:00 - 4:30pm
11/17/15 Dr. Andrew Kofke Financial Conflict of Interest JMB Reunion

9:00 - 10:00am

12/8/15 Dr. Li-San Wang
Collaborative Research: Collaborations with Other Academic Institutions and with the Industry; Accuracy in Representing Contributions
Smilow Senter 11-146AB 3:00 - 4:30pm

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RCR 2016 Participants

 
Date
Speaker
Topic
Location
Time
1/13/16
Dr. Gideon Dreyfuss
Ethical Issues in Research
JMB Reunion Auditorium
3:00 - 4:30pm
3/17/16
Dr. Peter Davies
Commitment, Career Advancement and Principles
JMB Class of 62
3:00 - 4:30pm
4/8/16
Dr. Joshua Dunaief
Mentor/mentee
Responsibilities and Relationship
BRB 251
12:00 - 1:30pm
5/3/16
Dr. Charles O'Brien
Human Research on Vulnerable Populations
BRB 1412
3:00 - 4:30pm
5/16/16
Dr. Serge Fuchs
Collegiality, Communication, and
Responsibilities within the Research
Team
BRB 251
3:15 - 4:45pm
7/13/16
Dr. Susan Weiss
Ethical Issues in Peer Review
 
3:00 - 4:30pm
8/9/16
Dr. Sarah Tishkoff
Ethical Issues
 
3:00 - 4:30pm
11/3/16
Dr. Robert Lee
Financial Conflicts of Interest
JMB Reunion Auditorium
9:00 - 10:30am
12/8/16
Dr. David Cormode
Responsible Authorship
JMB Class of 62
3:00 - 4:30pm

 

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RCR 2017 Participants

Date

Speaker

Topic

Location

Time

2/8/17

Dr. Carolina Lopez

 Research Misconduct

John Morgan Building Reunion Auditorium

3:00pm—
4:30pm

3/22/17

Dr. Jianxin You

Data Collection

John Morgan Building Reunion Auditorium

3:00pm— 4:30pm

5/23/17

Dr. Jonathan Raper

Mentor/Mentee Relationship

BRB 252

10:00am—
11:30am

7/25/17

Dr. Susan Weiss

Ethical Issues in Peer Review

John Morgan Class of 62

3:00pm— 4:30pm

9/27/17

Dr. David Margolis

Conflicts of Interest

BRB 14th Floor Faculty Lounge

11:00am—12:30pm

10/26/17

Dr. Matt Good

Science and the Scientist in Society

BRB Gaulton Auditorium

2:00pm—3:30pm

11/29/17

Dr. Joshua Dunaief

Mentor/Mentee Responsibilities and Relationships

CRB Austrian Auditorium

2:30pm—4:00pm

12/19/17

Dr. Todd Ridky

Conflicts of Interest

BRB, Seminar Room 252

2:00 pm—
3:30 pm

 

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