University of California, Riverside

Graduate Division

Seminar Series

Post Doctoral Scholars Research Ethics Seminar Series

The UC Riverside Research Ethics Education Program has developed these sessions in coordination with the UC Riverside PostDoc Association. These sessions are designed to be informal discussions and explorations of various issues that researchers regularly confront. While this series is an option for meeting the 8 hours of substantial face to face discussion time as required by the NIH for students funded on an NIH mentored training grant, it is also an important and useful series for any graduate or postdoctoral researcher, no matter the funding source or discipline.

Schedule Winter 2018*





JAN 10

4-6 pm



We'll use this session to get to know one another and to map out, as much as possible, the content / resources for the remaining session.
Dena Plemmons, Ph.D., Director, Research Ethics Education Program UOB 145

JAN 24

4-6 pm

Data Management

What are the critical areas in data management, and what practices can help ensure we're maintaining the integrity of our data?

Dena Plemmons, Ph.D., Director, Research Ethics Education Program

UOB 145


4-6 pm

Authorship / Peer Review

What does it mean to be an "author" on a scientific publication? What are the assumptions that underlie that definition? And are those assumptions common within a lab, among all its members, let alone across fields, disciplines, or cultures?

Dena Plemmons, Ph.D., Director, Research Ethics Education Program

UOB 145

FEB 21

4-6 pm

Crucial Conversations

Whether you find yourself involved in a difficult negotiation, or confronting conflict, or simply uncertain about the best way to have a productive conversation with your PI/mentor,  what are the important first questions you need to ask?

Andrew Larrat-Smith, UC Riverside Ombuds Office

UOB 145


Completion of this series will result in a certificate of training, which may be necessary for various postdoctoral funding, such as by NIH or NSF.

 *May be subject to an alternate schedule: introductory session Feb 7th; data management Feb 21st; authorship/peer review March 7th; crucial conversations March 21st. 

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University of California, Riverside
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Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

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Tel: (951) 827-4302
Fax: (951) 827-2238