Research Ethics Course

BIMS 7100 / PHS 7840
Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR)
Spring 2022, Feb. 15 – May 3

Course Requirements

-Class Attendance and Participation

  • Attendance is required at all sessions. Students will register for each class and class attendance will be logged.
  • If students miss a session, it can be made up with a 5-page paper on the topic of that session. With extremely rare exceptions, any student who misses 2 (or more) sessions will receive an “Unsatisfactory” for the course and will be expected to repeat the course the following year.
  • Papers for a missed session are due in the student’s course Collab File Drop within a week of the missed session.
  • Each student will take a turn serving as weekly discussion leader for their breakout room.

*In order to receive a “Satisfactory” grade for the course, students must meet the requirements above. Keep in mind that if you do not meet these requirements and receive an “Unsatisfactory” grade for the course, you will be out of compliance with the NIH RCR Mandate for one year.


Course Leader

Jean Eby, MS, MEd, ScD
Director of Human Subjects Research Education,
Office of the Vice-President for Research
Assistant Professor,
Department of Public Health Sciences