Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR): Research Data Management


Wednesday, December 15, 2021, 12:30pm to 2:00pm


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SESSION DESCRIPTION:  Cutting-edge experimentation inevitably produces new types and/or greater quantities of data, and increasingly involves extensive networks of collaborators. This natural evolution of research is currently accompanied by a growing emphasis on open science, and on resolving instances of irreproducibility. All of these trends entail more robust approaches to data management, and funders and journals are beginning to emphasize curation and data sharing in ways that they previously have not.

Regardless of whether these changes are essential or burdensome (or both), data management and data sharing are playing a growing role in scientists’ abilities to fund and publish their research. This course will introduce these topics and discuss how they relate to legal and ethical matters, including intellectual property, the privacy of human research subjects, and the ownership of data.

Facilitators: Caroline Shamu, PhD, Assistant Professor of Radiology (MGH) , Director of ICCB-L Core (HMS)
Dan Wainstock, PhD, Director of Research Integrity (HMS)
Julie Goldman, MLIS, Research Data Services Librarian, Countway Libraray

COURSE DESCRIPTON: The RCR course is designed to run as a graduate-style seminar. Each session will be co-facilitated by the course director, research faculty, and administrative deans. This course is meant to provide an opportunity to openly and critically reflect with your peers and others about what responsibility and integrity should mean to the professional scientific community. To that end, you will be expected to have done the readings prior to class and you will be expected to participate in discussion.
Sponsored by the HMS Center for Bioethics and Office for Postdoctoral Fellows
Course Directors: Sadath A. Sayeed JD, MD and James Gould, PhD