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Courses and Workshops

Spring 2018 Course: Get Certified in the Responsible Conduct of Research!

Two Opportunities to Get Certified! If you would like to take the course for free (no transcript credit, but you'll still receive RCR Certification upon completion), please register here

  • Tuesdays, January 30 - March 27, 2018
    No class during Spring Break
    12:30 - 1:50 PM, UAEC B69
    For transcript credit, register on Banner: OILS 593-002 (CRN 43909)

  • Wednesdays, March 21 - May 9, 2018
    4:00 - 6:30 PM, Mitchell Hall 108
    For transcript credit, register on Banner: BIOL 502-012 (CRN 45376)

This intensive 1-credit class that will familiarize you with acceptable practices in research publication, data management, working with humans and other animals in research, conflicts of interest, mentoring (like picking a great mentor or advisor), predatory publications, retractions, whistleblowing ethics, avoiding plagiarism and other misconduct issues. Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Certification is required of students who are supported by federal funding such as NSF and NIH. We urge all research-active students to complete research ethics certification. Certificates are issued to those who complete the course.

Please contact Dr. Bill Gannon ( with questions about the course. 

These courses are offered in connection with PAW, the Professional and Academic Workshop series. Find more workshops and learn about the PAW certificate program by clicking on the link below or visiting

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