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Ethics in Research Online Training for Postdocs

Course: Ethics, Responsible Conduct of Research

Jul 01, 2021 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

This event is recommended for: Postdocs/Fellows.

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 specifically for Postdocs to ensure that you have the foundation to both conduct rigorous and ethical research and to train others to do the same.

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, "Becoming a Responsible Scientist" is offered as a full-day workshop (10:00am - 4:30pm), using a combination of lecture, video, writing exercises, small group discussions, and full class discussions. Certificates will be issued to those who successfully complete the entire course.

Topics covered include but are not restricted to:

  • The impact of research misconduct on individuals, institutions, the scientific enterprise, and society.
  • The history and modern oversight of Animal and Human Subjects regulations.
  • Formal definitions of "Research Misconduct" and discussion about Questionable Research Practices.
  • An explanation of resources provided by NIH and how to find and use them.
  • How an investigation into research misconduct unfolds.
  • Data management; collection, protection, and sharing.
  • Mentor-mentee relationships.
  • Conflict of Interest.
  • Peer Review.
  • Expectations of trainees as scientists at NIH.

This course includes material on being an ethics mentor and discussions about best practices for setting up one's own lab.

This course is required by CC, NCATS, NCCIH, NCI, NEI, NHGRI, NHLBI, NIA, NIAID, NIAMS, NIBIB, NICHD, NIDA, NIDCD, NIDDK, NIMH, NINDS, NINR and NLM. It only needs to be taken once in a training period.

NIH Intramural trainees who do not have access to their NIH email address should contact Dr. Andrea Naranjo Erazo to register for this training.

If you are unsure if your IC requires or strongly recommends that you to attend this training, please contact your IC's Training Director. Any postdoc is welcome to take the course. If you have any further questions, please contact Dr. Andrea Naranjo Erazo

  • Event registration is limited to the following NIH user types: Postdocs/Fellows. Please Log in to register.

To request sign language interpreters or CART Services, you can contact NIH Interpreting Services by phone at 301-402-8180, by using the Federal Relay Service at 1-800-877-8339, or by submitting a request online. If you have other, disability-related accommodation requests for an event, please email Requests should be made at least 5 days in advance of the event.

  • Event registration is limited to the following NIH user types: Postdocs/Fellows. Please Log in to register.