Responsible Conduct of Research: Concepts and Cases

Responsible Conduct of Research: Concepts and Cases

What are the guiding principles for scientific research and scholarship? Responsible conduct of research (RCR) principles are broad, interdisciplinary guidelines that provide common language about ethical considerations that scientists and scholars encounter during the course of their work. A fundamental guideline is "Protection of Human Subjects," but there are many others. Through the use of case studies, RCR Concepts and Cases explores the responsible conduct of research by highlighting historical events as well as emerging issues, such as the "reproducibility crisis," considerations in big data research, social responsibility, and current and future challenges of concern to oversight professionals. A few of the questions we will examine include: What keeps researchers honest? Whose responsibility is it to ensure that research is performed ethically? What happens when it isn’t? This program provides an overview of RCR, along with interactive discussion of case studies and current events.

What Past Participants Are Saying

Very effective. Worked off each other and the expertise of each complimented the other. Presentation and information presented were relevant and informative, not to mention a few entertaining pieces thrown in.

This course was great. It was the highlight of this conference for me. Both Instructors were engaging, and managed to lead a very effective, and interactive morning.

Excellent information presented in an effective and memorable way.

This is a great introductory course on RCR. The course should help IRB Administrators understand the difference between the requirements for RCR and noncompliance.