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RML: Ethics in Research Training

Course: Ethics, Responsible Conduct of Research

Dec 03, 2019

Speaker(s): Sharon Milgram, PhD, Director, OITE
This event is recommended for: Postbacs; Graduate Students; Postdocs/Fellows; NIH Staff Scientist/Staff Clinician.

This session is at the NIAID Rocky Mountain Labs in Montana

Research Ethics is at the foundation of everything we do in the scientific endeavor, and training in Responsible Conduct of Research is an essential component of your development as a scientist as you train here at the NIH. OITE is offering this course for all trainees to ensure that you have the foundation to both conduct rigorous and ethical research and to train others to do the same.

Topics to be covered include:

  • Overview of research ethics (current topics and historical studies)
  • Formal research misconduct (falsification, fabrication, and plagiarism)
  • Ethical research involving animal models and human subjects
  • Data management
  • Mentor/mentee relations
  • Conflict of Interest
  • Conflict resolution and reporting


For postdocs: This course will help fulfill Ethics Training requirements for those of you applying for K awards or other fellowships and ensure that you are receiving guidance in line with what is expected in the extramural world. The course will also cover training responsible research to mentees as you move into roles of increased mentorship.

This course will use lectures, group discussions, and case studies to explore the principles and practice of research ethics. The full-day course is split into a morning and afternoon session (attendance at both is required for course credit.) 

Certificates will be awarded upon successful completion.