Instruction in the Responsible Conduct of Research
Registration for Instruction in the Responsible Conduct of Research is now OPEN. Both Online and Classroom courses are scheduled to begin in January, 2014.
The NIH requires instruction in the responsible conduct of research for all trainees, fellows, participants, and scholars receiving support through the following programs: D43, D71, F05, F30, F31, F32, F33, F34, F37, F38, K01, K02, K05, K07, K08, K12, K18, K22, K23, K24, K25, K26, K30, K99/R00, KL1, KL2, R25, R36, T15, T32, T34, T35, T36, T37, T90/R90, TL1, TU2, and U2R.
In response to this requirement, the MCW Office of Research, in collaboration with the Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities, is offering an instructional program in the responsible conduct of research.
* Note that this program is available only to MCW employees.
Instruction in the Responsible Conduct of Research for
Trainees, Fellows, Scholars and Other Individuals
Receiving NIH and/or NSF Support
Medical College of Wisconsin
In November 2009, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) provided new policy guidance (NOT-OD-10-019) on the requirement for instruction in the responsible conduct of research for all recipients of NIH Institutional Research Training Grants, Individual Fellowship Awards, Career Development Awards, Research Education Grants, Dissertation Research Grants, or other grant programs with a training component that requires instruction in the responsible conduct of research.
In August 2009, the National Science Foundation (NSF) also issued new guidance regarding instruction in the responsible conduct of research.
In response to these new requirements, the MCW Office of Research working with the Graduate School, will offer an instructional program in the responsible conduct of research.
Individuals participating in this instructional program will be required to complete two educational modules.
The first module is an online educational module consisting of ten lessons (syllabus will be posted here in December) and a final assessment delivered through ANGEL, the College’s web-based learning system. The lessons will provide the basis for understanding the ethical issues related to basic scientific and medical research, including conflict of interest, animal and human subject research policies, safe laboratory practices, research misconduct, mentor/mentee responsibilities, authorship and publication, and the scientist as member of society.
Participants are encouraged to complete the online activity before proceeding to the discussion series if possible, although this is not required. The online activity may be completed simultaneously with the discussion series however it must be completed no later than April 30th, 2014.
The second module is a face-to-face discussion series consisting of nine 1.5 hour sessions (syllabus will be posted here in December). These sessions will focus on ethical issues that commonly arise in biomedical research, will reinforce the basic content presented in the online activity, and will offer illustrative examples of ethical issues for analysis and discussion. Discussions will be co-facilitated by a Bioethics faculty member and a faculty member from the basic sciences. These sessions will be held from 4:00pm-5:30pm on January 8th, 22nd; February 5th, 19th; March 5th, 19th; April 2nd, 16th, 30th. All sessions will take place in the Medical College of Wisconsin MEB room M2050/2070. Trainees are required to receive a minimum of eight hours of face-to-face instruction in the responsible conduct of research. Participants are expected to attend a minimum of six sessions in order to meet the minimum training requirements. Make-up sessions will not be allowed.
Registration and Documentation of Completion
Registration and documentation of completion of the instruction in the responsible conduct of research will be completed through the Office of Research. Participation will be monitored and documentation of successful completion of the instruction will be provided to the participant upon course completion. The Office of Research will maintain all records of registration, participant, and program completion.
Please complete the above online form to register.
For questions or assistance in registering, contact Jeri Lynn Wehner at firstname.lastname@example.org or 955-8503.