Introduction to RCR Concepts

BIOTRAIN 750 is an orientation and introduction to Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) and Rigor & Reproducibility (R&R) at Duke. It is a one day event prior to the start of classes in August. This year, the forum will be delivered virtually on August 14th due to COVID-19. Presenters will include the Associate Dean for Research training, faculty and students from SoM graduate training programs and departments, the student omsbuds, and the Assistant Dean for Graduate and Postdoctoral Diversity and Inclusion.
The course is a requirement for graduation and confers 4 hours of Responsible Conduct in Research credit. Students who cannot take the course in their first year will need to enroll in a subsequent year. Slots are guaranteed only for first year graduate students in programs in the School of Medicine including interdisciplinary programs.

Session topics for 2020 will include:

  • Graduate School: Expectations, Professionalism, and Resources for Students
  • Support for Graduate Students in Managing Conflict Resolution
  • Choosing a Mentor and Maximizing Rotations
  • A Whole You: Integrating Well-being and Coaching into Your Graduate Training
  • Lab Archives Overview: A Resource for Data Management and Documentation
  • Reducing Cognitive Biases
  • Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Cultural Awareness at Duke

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