Introduction to RCR Concepts

BIOTRAIN 750 is an orientation and introduction to Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) at Duke. This half-day event to be held on Friday, August 20, 2021 is required for all incoming first-year students in SoM PhD programs. Presenters will include the Associate Dean for Research training, the Assistant Director of Trainee Development, faculty and students from SoM graduate training programs and departments, and the Assistant Dean for Graduate and Postdoctoral Diversity and Inclusion. Students will be introduced to the OBGE Peer Mentors and learn more about community building through Gateway Groups. Students should not register for this course in DukeHub.
The course is a requirement for graduation and confers 4 hours of Responsible Conduct in Research credit. Slots are guaranteed only for first year graduate students in programs in the School of Medicine, including interdisciplinary programs. Eligible students will receive an email with a registration link in early August.

Orientation and Introduction to RCR Concepts
Friday, August 20, 2021
Great Hall, Trent Semans Center
Lunch will be provided.

Session topics for 2021 will include:

  • Graduate School: Expectations, Professionalism, and Resources for Students
  • A Whole You: Integrating Well-being, Coaching, and Professional Development into Your Graduate Training
  • Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Cultural Awareness at Duke
  • The Skeptical Scientist: Identifying Bias

If you are unable to attend this forum in person, a recording of the event will be available. Please contact Erika Crosby to receive access to this recording.

Questions about this year's forum can be directed here.

BIOTRAIN 750 Syllabus - Fall 2021