Jul 21, 2024  
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog

BMS 605 - Professionalism and Responsible Conduct of Research in Biomedical Science and Engineering

The National institutes of Health defines responsible conduct of research 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. Case studies will be used to explore current issues related to the responsible conduct of research, with a focus on the professional and ethical principles. Through weekly readings, didactic presentations and small group discussions and role playing, students will learn to critically examine ethical questions that arise int he practice of scientific research, and identify the most responsible course of action. Topics include mentor/mentee responsibilities and relationships, collaborative research, authorship, peer review, conflicts or interest, data management, human subject protections, animal welfare, laboratory safety, research misconduct, and ethical issues in biomedical research.  Application of the established norms and ethical principles will promote honesty, accuracy, rigor, and reproducibility in research while providing an inclusive and supportive scientific research environment.

Prerequisites & Notes

Credits: 1-3