Responsible Conduct of Research and Scholarship

Responsible Conduct of Research and Scholarship Workshop Series

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, swain@chemistry.msu.edu

Dr. Thomas D. Jeitschko, Dean of The Graduate School, 517-353-3220, Jeitschko@msu.edu or gradschool@grd.msu.edu.




Topics for 2019-20 Face to Face RCR Workshops

Discussions will be based around a main presentation given by Dr. Greg Swain, or by other individuals from key units across campus that help students better understand the importance of responsible conduct and research 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 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.

Responsible Conduct of Research and Importance of Mentoring, September 17, 2019

Authorship and Plagiarism, October 8, 2019

Conflicts of Interest, Peer Review and Collaboration, November 12, 2019

Data and Data Management, December 3, 2019

Use of Human Subjects and IRBs, January 21, 2020

Use of Animal Subjects and AUFs, February 18, 2020

Research Misconduct, Investigations and Review, March 17, 2020

Rigor and Reproducibility, April 14, 2020