Research Ethics Education

Responsible Conduct of Research Short Course

The Trent Center for Bioethics, Humanities & History of Medicine provides an annual five-session course in the Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR). This course is open to recipients of NIH training grants and fulfills the NIH requirement for RCR education for trainees. Each hour and three-quarter session includes a 30-45-minute lecture followed by an hour of faculty-facilitated, small-group case discussions.

Session topics include ethical issues and underlying challenges in research; authorship, peer review, and publication; bias and other subjective influences in science; intellectual property and conflicts of interest; principles, codes, and practices to promote ethics and integrity.

NOTE:  This course does NOT fulfill the faculty and staff RCR training requirement. For information on those courses please visit: https://medschool.duke.edu/research/research-support-offices/duke-office-scientific-integrity/responsible-conduct-research-program.

The next RCR course will be held in Fall 2020.

For more information, email the Trent Center at trent-center@duke.edu.

 


 

 

RCR in Clinical Research Training Program

A semester-long course in Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) through the Clinical Research Training Program (CRTP) at Duke is taught each spring. This training program at Duke University Medical Center, designed primarily for clinical fellows, provides formal courses in research design, research management, medical genomics, and statistical analysis. The RCR course is an integral part of the overall training program. For more information about the CRTP, visit the CRTP website.

Christian Simon, PhD is course director for both the Responsible Conduct of Research Short Course and the semester-long course.