Training for Trainers in Professional Skills and Research Integrity

Fee: $40 Pre-registration required
Thursday, February 11, 2016: 9:00 AM-4:00 PM
Congressional A (Omni Shoreham Hotel)
This workshop is designed for individuals wishing to establish or improve an existing course on the responsible conduct of research (RCR). In the morning, we will discuss effective teaching, including such issues as active learning techniques, the writing and leading of ethics cases, the importance of climate, navigating barriers, and evaluating impact. In the afternoon we will discuss how one might place instruction in RCR into a broader context, particularly that of instruction in such essential professional skills as writing research articles, giving talks, the preparation of grant proposals, and teaching or mentoring. There will be ample time for discussion and small group interactions. Participants will be selected based on application in which they will be asked to describe their experience and the use to which they would apply the training. We prefer, but do not require, that pairs from the same institution or professional society participate, as we find this significantly enhances their ability to make use of the training when they return to their home institution.
Logistical Contact:
Michael J. Zigmond, University of Pittsburgh
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