Responsible Conduct of Research and Scholarship

Responsible Conduct of Research and Scholarship Workshop Series

The Graduate School requirement for Responsible Conduct of Research & Scholarship (RCR) education of MSU’s graduate students includes a face to face component. This allows questions/issues/concerns that may have been raised while undertaking the required CITI modules to be addressed, as well as solidifies important points within this required modules. Moreover, these arranged sessions should help to fulfill the face-to-face hours required by multiple funding agencies.

Workshop Series Coordinators

Dr. Stephanie W. Watts, Series Coordinator/Faculty/Assistant Dean, Pharmacology & Toxicology, 517-353-3724,

Dr. Thomas D. Jeitschko, Dean of The Graduate School, 517-353-3220,

Workshop Series Syllabus 2017-18 (pdf version)

Topics for 2017-18 Face to Face RCR Workshops

Discussions will be based around a main presentation done by Dr. Stephanie W Watts, as facilitated by individuals from the university that help students connect to important regulatory and information offices through the MSU campus. Each topic, as listed below, is paralleled by a CITI lesson such that a student could pair an online lesson followed by a face to face discussion.

All RCR workshops will be held in Erickson Hall, 620 Farm Lane, Kiva, East Lansing, MI 48824

Check-In 5:15 – 5:50 p.m.

Workshop Programs 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Data and Data Management, Thursday, September 21, 2017

Authorship, October 11, 2017

Plagiarism, October 26, 2017

Conflict of Interest, Peer Review and Collaboration, November 16, 2017

Use of Human Subjects, January 11, 2018

Use of Animal Subjects, January 25, 2018

Research Misconduct, February 8, 2018

Rigor and Reproducibility, March 1, 2018