MED 255: Responsible Conduct of Research

Course Policies

Course Information
Each class will be a discussion session based on cases and dilemmas that will be handed out to participants in class. These discussions will draw heavily on the assigned videos. There are two class formats: weekly classes and intensive classes that cover the entire course in a single day.

Use text of video lectures and study guide from course info section.  Optional reference readings for each class are posted on the SCBE website. Participants are not required complete the readings. 

Dropping an Intensive Class
We have more people who want to take the intensive RCR class than available spaces. As a result, there are always students to fill extra spaces in these sections. If someone drops the course shortly before the class date, we cannot fill that space because no one can do the prep work in time. If you do not wish to remain in the class, please drop it as soon as possible to allow others to successfully enroll. Students who drop an intensive class within two weeks of the class date will not be allowed to register for the course directly next term.

Everyone successfully completing the course will receive a printed certificate that can be used to demonstrate completion of research ethics training in fulfillment of NIH requirements. If you have any questions please send an email to