Members of the HMS community on an NIH-sponsored training grant must receive compulsory education in the Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR). 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.
Effective January 2010, the NIH has substantially revised its expectations for what constitutes adequate RCR training. (http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-10-019.html). The Center for Bioethics has adapted its long-standing course to meet these new guidelines. Most importantly, NIH now requires attendance at 8 of the 9 sessions in order to receive a certificate of completion.
The Center for Bioethics’ Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Course is primarily restricted to post doctoral trainees working within Quad based, HMS Faculty laboratories.
Program directors: Sadath A. Sayeed JD, MD and James Gould, PhD