BIOTRAIN 754

The Responsible Scientist II

This course offered in the Spring semester, and required for all 4th year students, utilizes online lectures/modules, in-person lectures, and small group discussions, and focuses on Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) and Rigor & Reproducibility (R&R) topics for advanced graduate students. Each topic is accompanied by a short assessment to evaluate learning mastery. Small group sessions centered on expanding the online/lecture material through discussion questions and case studies build community and encourage continual embedded dialogue about best practices in RCR and R&R. Small groups are led by faculty representing each of the PhD training programs and departments. Total RCR credit: 4 hours

Session topics for 2022 include:

  • Diversity, inclusion and representation in science
  • Perverse incentives in academia and their unintended consequences
  • Social responsibility
  • Developing your leadership style and professional identity
  • Human subject research: consent and ethical data usage/sharing
  • Data sharing and management plans
  • Leadership Style

BIOTRAIN 754 Syllabus - Spring 2022