Research Ethics Course

BIMS 7100 / PHS 7840
Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR)
Spring 2020 (Version date: February 3, 2020)


Course Requirements

Attendance is required at the 6 mandatory sessions *and* 3 additional sessions of your choice.

· Sign in sheets will be available at every session. Please be sure to sign in for each session that you attend, or you will be considered absent for the session. In order to receive a “Satisfactory” grade for the course, students must meet the attendance requirement above.

· Students may substitute attendance at 1 (of the 3) “choice” sessions with a 5-page paper on the topic of that session. In rare circumstances and with significant justification, it may be possible to request prior review and approval from a faculty committee to make up 1 additional missed class session (“mandatory” or “choice”) by writing a 5-page paper on the topic for that session. With extremely rare exceptions, any student who misses 2 (or more) of the mandatory sessions required by the NIH mandate will receive an “Unsatisfactory” for the course and will be expected to repeat the course next year.

· Papers for a missed session are due in the student’s course Collab File Drop within a week of the missed session.

· 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
Email: jmg5b@virginia.edu