All trainees funded by or otherwise participating in the Research Training Program in Sleep, Circadian and Respiratory Neurobiology are expected to complete training in research ethics in their first year of training. This training must be offered through Harvard or one of the Harvard-affiliated Hospitals.
To fulfill this requirement all trainees must do the following in the first year of training:
- Take the 4 hour Partners RCR Seminar, which is offered about 3 times per year through Partners affiliated hospitals.
- Complete the online CITI Training.
- Complete 4 additional hours of Research Ethics Training with a live instructor.
- Submit all certificates of completion including the RCR attestation form to the Program Coordinator.
Following is a list of previously-approved courses that fulfill this requirement. Other courses can be substituted with approval from the trainee's faculty mentor and Academic Advisor. Documentation of course completion must be filed with the program administrator.
|Courses in Research Ethics
|Partners Program in the Responsible Conduct of Research
The partners RCR program fulfills the Research Ethics Training Requirement and consists of 3 parts: a 4-hour seminar offered at BWH and MGH several times a year; the online CITI training; and participation in no less than four lecture/discussion offerings identified as eligible for RCR credit. It is designed to fulfill the NIH ethics-training requirement for all pre-doctoral and post doctoral National Research Service Award trainees receiving support from an individual or institutional grant, Fellowship, or Mentored Clinical Scientist Development Award. To register, contact Jennifer Ballard, Partners Research Management, at firstname.lastname@example.org or PHSRCR@PARTNERS.ORG or call (617) 724-5536.
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Please note: In addition to this organized program for discussion of ethical conduct in research, Harvard Medical School requires all investigators (including trainees) carrying out animal research to attend a course in humane treatment of animals in research offered annually.
Partners Program in the Responsible Conduct of Research
Partners Responsible Conduct of Research Program is designed to fulfill the NIH ethics-training requirement for all pre-doctoral and post doctoral National Research Service Award trainees receiving support from an individual or institutional grant, Fellowship, or Mentored Clinical Scientist Development Award. The program is case study based and will be taught and facilitated by faculty from both MGH and BWH. It is anticipated that through this training, investigators beginning their research careers will be sensitized to the pressures they may possibly confront and be informed of proper procedures to address these situations. This course also now qualifies for 3.5 Category 1 CME in risk management study.
Ethics Program in the Practice of Scientific Investigation
The Harvard Program in the Practice of Scientific Investigation, using a case-based approach, is comprised of a series of conferences focusing on topics such as responsible approaches to data management, mentor and peer relationships, responsible authorship, secrecy, and recognition/reporting of conflicts of interest. The syllabus includes cases for discussion, pertinent background reading, and relevant policies of Harvard Medical School. This course fulfills NIH requirements for research trainees.