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Responsible Conduct of Research Training

NIH mandates that all postdoctoral fellows must receive training in Responsible Conduct of Research.

The Office of Postdoctoral Scholars offers ten sessions on the topics related to responsible conduct of research (authorship, collaborative research, conflicts of interest, secure data acquisition and management, safe and inclusive research environments, mentoring, peer review, research misconduct, policies regarding human and animal subjects and safe lab practices, and research ethics and society). Each month a different faculty member from UMB with expertise on that topic provides a lecture lasting 30 minutes to one hour which is then followed by small group discussion on case studies led by discussion moderators for 30 minutes. Postdoctoral fellows take this training once every 4 years.

This series is one session a month from September to June, happening on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 3:00pm.  Postdoctoral Fellows will receive an email each month with a link for registration. Once they have completed all 10, they will receive a certificate and letter of completion. 

Please contact Renee Cockerham with any questions about this series.

2023-2024 Schedule- All sessions will take place in Reid Room A on the 2nd floor of Howard Hall

Tuesday September 12 3:00pm- Tales from the Crypt of Research Misconduct- Kaylin Adipietro, Research Integrity Specialist

Tuesday October 10 3:00pm- Safe and Supportive Research Environments Panel- Greg Carey, Department of Microbiology and Immunology;  Mary Kay Lobo, Department of Neurobiology; Ada Ibe Offurum, Department of Medicine

Tuesday November 14 3:00pm- Being a Responsible Scientist

Tuesday December 12 3:00pm- Panel about Animals, Humans and Safe Labs- Matthew Fischer, Environmental Health and Safety; Janna Barcelo, Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee; Julie Doherty, Institutional Review Board 

Tuesday January 9 3:00pm- Peer Review, Adam Puche, Department of Neurobiology

Tuesday February 13 3:00pm- Collaboration, Asaf Keller, Department of Neurobiology

Tuesday March 12 3:00pm- Conflict of Interest, Alan Doctor, Department of Medicine 

Tuesday April 9 3:00pm- Data Acquisition and Maintenance, Amy Yarnell and Irma Fraticelli-Rodriguez, Data Services Librarians, HS/HSL

Tuesday May 14 3:00pm- Authorship and Publication

Tuesday June 11 3:00pm- Mentoring Up, Jennifer Aumiller, Office of Postdoctoral Scholars