The Graduate School requirement of graduate students for Responsible Conduct of Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity (RCRSCA) education includes (i) on-line training modules (CITI) and (ii) a series of in-person, discussion-based workshops. These workshops allow questions/issues/concerns that may have been raised while completing the required CITI modules to be addressed, and they reinforce important points introduced in the modules. Moreover, these sessions serve to develop a culture of responsible conduct and fulfill the face-to-face hours and content required by federal funding agencies (e.g., NIH and NSF).
Workshop Series Coordinators
Dr. Greg Swain, 517-353-1090, email@example.com
Dr. Thomas D. Jeitschko, Dean of The Graduate School, 517-353-3220, Jeitschko@msu.edu or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Topics for 2021-2022 RCRSCA Workshops
Discussions will be based around a main presentation given by Dr. Greg Swain, or by other individuals from key units across campus. The purpose for these workshops is to help students better understand about the importance of responsible conduct, learn about proper research and creative activity practices, and connect to important regulatory and information offices across the MSU campus. Each topic, as listed below, is paralleled by a CITI lesson such that a student could pair an online module with a discussion session.
All workshops in the fall semester of 2021 will be conducted virtually at the designated time, 6:00-7:30 pm. Zoom link information will be provided to registrants.
All workshop slides and other materials can be found in Ability as “Class Documents” under each workshop/course.
Ethics in Research and Creative Activity, and Effective Mentoring (1200-ILT), September 14, 2021
Authorship, Plagiarism and Peer Review (4195-ILT), October 12, 2021
Strategies for Effective Team Authorship Decisions: Power Dynamics, Authorship Policies, and Team Climate (3620-ILT), November 9, 2021
Data, Data Management and Research Collaborations (3388-ILT), December 7, 2021
Research Misconduct (3390-ILT), January 18, 2022
Use of Animal Subjects and Animal Protocols (3392-ILT), February 15, 2022
Use of Human Subjects and IRBs (3391-ILT), March 15, 2022
Rigor and Reproducibility (3393-ILT), April 5, 2022
Intellectual Property, Non-Disclosure Agreements and Export Controls (3648-ILTVC), April 26, 2022
Possible Options for Annual Refresher RCR Education
July 8. Katie Shilton, University of Maryland. Pervasive Data, Elusive Trust: Rethinking Data Ethics for Researchers.
July 15. Jina Huh-Yoo, Drexel University. It’s the wild, wild west: Lessons learned from IRB member’s risk perceptions toward digital research data.
The Center for Statistical Training and Consultation (CSTAT) at MSU offers seminars and workshops regularly (at least once each semester) that can fulfill Annual Refresher RCR Education requirements. Details on the workshops and other events can be found at https://cstat.msu.edu/events. Example workshops include:
- Ten Simple Rules for Reproducibility
- Initial Data Analysis
- Writing High Impact Papers
- CSTAT Data Management Workshop