Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR): Authorship and Publication


Wednesday, February 3, 2021, 12:30pm to 2:00pm


Online - Via Harvard Training Portal

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SESSION DESCRIPTION: For trainees in the life sciences, few goals are as important as achieving first-author publication. Authorship is “the coin of the realm” in science. Ideally, we all agree that authorship confers credit and also generates accountability. The normative importance of both of these concepts for the research enterprise cannot be understated, and so it behooves us to reflect on how assignment of authorship should proceed responsibly.

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