MED 255: Responsible Conduct of Research

Course Policies

Course Information
In each class there will be discussion sessions based on cases and dilemmas that will be handed out to participants. These discussions will draw heavily on the assigned videos and pre-class assignment. Currently, only a single-day intensive format class is offered.  

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.

Post-docs, faculty, staff, affiliates, and others who enroll through STARS and successfully completing the course will receive a printed certificate that can be used to demonstrate completion of research ethics training to fulfill NIH requirements. Graduate students who successfully complete the course will have certification of research ethics training on their transcripts.  If you have any questions please send an email to