Date: Wednesday, February 15
Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Location: A004 Blount Hall (BLNT)
The Office of Research and Engagement, in partnership with the University of Tennessee Libraries and the Graduate School, is pleased to announce the return of the Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Lunch Series to be held in room A004 of Blount Hall this fall. We believe this series will be of interest and value to the University of Tennessee, Knoxville research community, and we highly encourage graduate students in pursuit of professional development to attend and earn a Responsible Conduct of Research Education Participation Certificate.
Responsible Conduct of Research is defined by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) as the practice of scientific investigation with integrity. It involves the awareness and application of established professional norms and ethical principles in the performance of all activities related to scientific research. Responsible conduct of research is an essential component of research training. This series is designed as a survey of basic topics that individuals will need to understand as they enter and continue their practice of research.
The objective of this training series is to provide awareness and application of professional norms and ethical principles in the performance of all activities related to scientific research, including mechanisms to promote honesty, accuracy, efficiency and objectivity in research. A similar series is scheduled for the spring.
Registration is open and suggested for all faculty, students, research and academic administrators, and other individuals attempting to complete their specific NIH and National Science Foundation (NSF) RCR requirements. It is also a good opportunity for those who have completed CITI or another form of online RCR training to continue their education, and for those who are interested in pursuing research work and increasing their understanding of ethical research practices.
Each of these sessions will be held in room A004 of Blount Hall, the home of the Office of Research & Engagement. In order to receive this second semester certificate, graduate students must attend all six topics in the semester or pursue an alternative credit opportunity.
Pizza will be served and discussion is encouraged!