For a boilerplate document that can be used to describe the NIH-compliant RCR training for grad students and postdocs for fellowship and training grant (F30, 31, 32, and T32) applications, please click here or see paragraph below.
Ethical Scientific Conduct (Spring 2022)
School of Graduate Studies Course No. 16:115:556 for New Brunswick/Piscataway or GSND 5001Q for Newark Health Sciences
- This initial training course is required for biomedical PhD students and Masters of Science students. The course complies with NIH guidelines for Responsible Conduct of Research training and consists of 13 hours of training. Attendance and participation in the discussion of cases as well as weekly written assignments are required. It is a 1 credit and is Pass/Fall.
- Weekly starting January 24, 2022, Mondays 4:00-5:00 pm. Location or Zoom TBD. For previous syllabus of the class, Click Here.
- To access the course materials on Canvas, Click Here.
- Registration form for initial training those who are not graduate students, please complete and return this form to Tina Marottoli (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- For those who require a guest account on Canvas to access the course materials, please contact Tina Marottoli (email@example.com)
- Course directors: Janet Alder, PhD New Brunswick/Piscataway, and Carol Lutz, PhD Newark Health Sciences
Ethical Scientific Conduct Refresher (Spring 2022)
School of Graduate Studies Course No. 16:115:558
- Registration form for refresher for those who are not graduate students, please complete and return this form to the SGS office:
Rutgers Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
675 Hoes Lane West, Research Tower Room 102 Piscataway, NJ 08854-5635 PH:732-235-2106)
- This refresher course is required for:
- PhD graduate students who are in their 5th year of PhD
- MD/PhD students who are in their 3rd year of PhD
- Postdocs who are on NIH training grants and who have had initial ethics training or Junior Faculty who have K awards.
- Those who require initial training to comply with NIH guidelines should register for Ethical Scientific Conduct 16:115:556
- The refresher will comply with NIH guidelines that require 8 hours of training including small group discussions of topics decreed by the NIH. http://ori.hhs.gov/rcr-casebook-stories-about-researchers-worth-discussing
Attendance and participation in discussion of cases are required. It is a 0 credit class and is Pass/Fail.
- For previous syllabus of the class, Click Here.
- Course director: Janet Alder, PhD
- Location or Zoom TBD
- The dates that the refresher will be held this Spring 2022 are:
- Feb 1, 3-5pm
- Feb 8, 3-5pm
- Feb 15, 3-5pm
- Feb 22, 3-5pm
Responsible Conduct of Research Training Policy
The School of Graduate Studies at Rutgers University offers an annual Ethical Scientific Conduct course for the purposes of Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) training that is compliant with NIH requirements.
- The course addresses the following topics: Mentor-Mentee Responsibilities and Relationships; Plagiarism, Academic Rules, and Copyright; Data Acquisition and Laboratory Tools: management, sharing and ownership; Research Misconduct and Policies for Handling Misconduct; Responsible Authorship and Publication; Conflict of Interest - personal, professional, and financial; Scientist as Responsible Member of Society; Collaborative Research in Academia and Industry; Peer Review; Policies for Animal Subjects in Research; Policies for Human Subjects in Research; Contemporary Ethical Issues in Biomedical Research and the Environmental and Societal Impacts of Scientific Research; Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer.
- The duration of the course is for one semester and participants are required to attend a minimum of eleven, one-hour weekly meetings.
- The format of the course is weekly meetings conducted as a large group lecture for 25 min followed by a small group (~10 students/group) discussion of cases for 25 min.
- Faculty participation includes both the large group lecture conducted by an expert in the field who is affiliated with Rutgers University and the small groups facilitated by Rutgers faculty actively conducting research who represent each of our 9 biomedical graduate programs.
- The large lectures can have assistance as necessary from regulatory experts from the schools and are video captured to allow for review.
- Graduate students register and receive one credit for completion of the requirements. To allow for the additional frequency of instruction fellows and others are provided a certificate of completion after attendance at a minimum of eleven meetings.
- F33 and K award recipients at Rutgers can either take the class themselves and/or lead small group sessions.
- Initial training is required for all first-year graduate students and postdoctoral fellows on training grants who have not completed a course in RCR in graduate school.
- RCR training is required at least once per education stage and no less than once every 4 years.
- To this end, refresher training is required for all fifth-year graduate students and postdoctoral fellows on training grants who have completed a course in RCR in graduate school. Refresher training consists of 8 hours of small group case discussion lead by faculty.