Responsible Conduct of Research Training

This workshop is required for all current postdoctoral research trainees. A certificate of completion is provided.

The primary mission of science is to produce ideas. Because this “product” is a virtual commodity and not a real one, scientific ideas may be vulnerable to cheating. Plagiarism, misrepresentation, purposeful selection of data to fit preconceptions, unbridled investigator bias – there are many ways to produce false science.

The UTHSC Postdoc Office sponsors a half-day workshop on Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) for Postdocs each fall. During the workshop, a panel of speakers address the tenets of responsible research, strategies for postdocs to incorporate these tenets into their own career goals, and mechanisms for handling situations of scientific misconduct by others.