University of California, Riverside

Graduate Division



Continuing Education


Ethical Challenges in Research Seminar Series*

The UC Riverside Research Ethics Education Program has developed these sessions, which are designed to be informal discussions and explorations of various issues that researchers -- students and faculty alike -- 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.

Ethical Challenges of Research Seminar Series Schedule 2017-2018

Introduction to the Ethical Challenges of Research: offered as scheduled, 12 -2.  It is advisable to take the introductory session before attending any of the special topics sessions.

You must register for these sessions by emailing the Director at dena.plemmons@ucr.edu.  For the special topics sessions, you must register no later than 24 hours in advance.

Dates

Topic

Presenter

Room

October 10

November 21

January 16

March 20

May 17

 

Introduction

Several funding agencies have requirements for training in the "responsible conduct of research (RCR)."  But what, exactly, IS RCR? This introduction defines the domain of RCR (or research ethics, or scientific integrity) and makes the case for the importance of purposeful and explicit discussion about/training in this area.

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

UOB 145

 

Special Topics - as scheduled, 12 -2.

 

Date

Topic

Presenter

Room

October 24

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

February 20

Authorship

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

April 24

Mentoring

How do we learn to know ourselves well enough to know what mentoring we need? In this session, we'll discuss some basic skills assessment and the use of IDPs [Individual Development Plans].

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

UOB 145

May 24

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

 

Dates and location are subject to change. For the special topics sessions, you must register at least 24 hours in advance.

 

Completion of introductory course with three additional special topics courses (2 hours each) in the Ethical Challenges series will result in a certificate of training, which may be necessary for various postdoctoral funding, such as by NIH or NSF.

Postdoctoral scholars are strongly encouraged to participate as part of their research training and education.

 

*This seminar series is modeled on the series offered by the UC San Diego Office of Postdoctoral & Visiting Scholar Affairs.

 

More Information 

General Campus Information

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

Contact Information

Graduate Division
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Tel: (951) 827-4302
Fax: (951) 827-2238
E-mail: graddiv@ucr.edu

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