Members of the HMS community on an NIH-sponsored training grant must receive compulsory education in the Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR). If you have received RCR training in the past 3 years and can demonstrate the same (typically through the possession of a certificate), you may be relieved from fulfilling this requirement. If you have not completed the training, then you are strongly encouraged to enroll in the course conducted under the auspices of the Center for Bioethics within Harvard Medical School.
The 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
Course Directors: Sadath A. Sayeed JD, MD and James Gould, PhD