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.

February 2019 - Special Session

Dr. Marsha Matyas of the American Physiological Society will be presenting a special session in Research Ethics: Overlapping Publications.  Additional information and registration information bcan be found on

Workshop Series Coordinators

Dr. Greg Swain, 517-353-1090,

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

Workshop Series Syllabus 2018-19 (PDF) - Updated January 2019

Topics for 2018-19 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, September 13, 2018

Authorship, October 4, 2018

Plagiarism, October 18, 2018

Conflict of Interest, Peer Review and Collaboration, November 8, 2018

Use of Human Subjects, January 10, 2019

Use of Animal Subjects, March 21, 2019 (Please note the date change)

Research Misconduct, February 7, 2019

Rigor and Reproducibility, February 21, 2019