Research Responsibility and Ethics (PIBS 503) is in session every fall from September to December. Course materials including case studies and podcast lectures are available online through CTools, and discussion will take place in small-group sessions offered at many different times throughout the semester.
NIH mandates 8 hours of discussion to include:
- Fraud, Fabrication, and Plagiarism
- Data Storage and Ownership and Peer Review
- Animal Use and Care
- Human Subjects Research and IRBs
- Conflict of Interest
- Research in the Global Workplace
- Dual Use Issues
- Participants must also engage their PI in a discussion of ethical practices particular to their laboratory.
Registration and enrollment:
- Register for PIBS 503 (1 credit).
- Log into CTools. Choose "PIBS Ethics Course" in your Workspace.
Note: If you do not see "PIBS Ethics Course' navigate to "My Workspace" and then "Membership" to search for the site.
- Refer to the schedule for a comprehensive overview of the available discussions.
*Sessions will be added as faculty become available. Please refer to the schedule often.
- Using the CTools “Sign-Up” tool, register for each specific discussion of your choice.
*There is a maximum number of participants allowed to register for each discussion.
- Complete the series of seven small group discussions by the last week of classes in December, and discuss your own laboratory's ethics procedures with your PI. You will receive a certificate and a grade for the Fall term.
Postdoctoral Fellows, K99/K08 Awardees, UROP Students and PREP Scholars
- DO NOT register for the course on Wolverine Access.
- Fill out our online form to request a spot in the course. Deadline for 2012 Enrollment: Oct. 1.
- Upon receiving email confirmation of access to CTools, follow steps 2-5 above. You will receive a certificate, but not an official grade for the course.
Please email Lisa Fletcher (email@example.com) with technical difficulties.
How to prepare for a small group discussion session:
- Register for each topic ahead of time!
- Choose "Resources" and review all material in the folder for the topic at hand (this may include a video lecture hosted on Vimeo and/or written materials)
- Attend the session: Discuss the case studies and the video lecture
NOTE: PEERRS (the online ethics course for faculty) does NOT satisfy this requirement for students and postdoctoral fellows according to the NIH.