Academic Integrity & Research Ethics Workshops

Fall 2021 Academic Integrity and Research Ethics Courses: Get Certified in the Responsible Conduct of Research!

Every semester, the Academic Integrity & Research Ethics center (AIRE) offers courses for Responsible Conduct of Research certification (RCR) as well as general knowledge in academic integrity and research ethics. The contents are interesting to most graduate students and cover topics such as plagiarism, human subjects and other animals in research, authorship and publication issues, and more.

These are generally offered as 1 credit courses, but may also be taken for FREE, non-transcript credit by registering on the AIRE website. See current offerings below!

NOTE: Certification in the Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) is required for graduate students, undergraduate students, and post-docs who are supported by federal funding such as that from the National Science Foundation (NSF), National Institutes of Health (NIH), and US Department of Agriculture (USDA).

Please contact Dr. Bill Gannon (wgannon@unm.edu) with questions about any of these offerings.

Listed below are the Fall 2021 classes that you can register for now:

  1. Scientific Integrity: A one-credit, 2 day class designed for new Biology graduate students but open to all graduate students, regardless of discipline.
    1. When: August 18 and 19, 8:30 AM-12:00 PM
    2. Location: On Zoom, with materials distributed on Dropbox. The professor, Dr. Gannon, will email Zoom details prior to the beginning of the course.
    3. Registration Information:
      1. For free, non-transcripted attendance, click here.
      2. If you would like to take the course for one transcript credit, register for BIOL 502-025 (CRN 39577).
  2. Seminar for New Psychology Graduate Students: Four days of the course will be dedicated to RCR instruction.
    1. When: Thursdays, September 2-23, 1:00-2:40 PM
    2. Location: Logan Hall 156
    3. Registration Information: If you are not a new psychology graduate student, please contact Dr. William Gannon (wgannon@unm.edu) to join the RCR portion of the course.
  3. Integrity and Ethics in Research: A one-credit, 8-week class with lectures, guest speakers, and self-driven projects.
    1. When: Tuesdays, August 31-October 12, 4:00-5:20 PM
    2. Registration Information:
      1. For free, non-transcripted attendance, click here.
      2. If you would like to take the course for one transcript credit, register for OILS 593-001 (CRN 70655), OILS 593-003 (CRN 70893), or NSMS 550-002 (CRN 70892)
    3. Location: In-person in Woodward 149 or online via Zoom, with materials distributed on Dropbox. The professor, Dr. Gannon, will email Zoom details prior to the beginning of the course.
  4. Research Ethics in Biology: a one-credit, 8-week class with lectures, guest speakers, and self-driven projects.
    1. When: Wednesdays, October 20-December 15, 4:00-5:40 PM
    2. Registration Information:
      1. For free, non-transcripted attendance here.
      2. If you would like to take the course for one transcript credit, register for BIOL 502-005 (CRN 45376) or for BIOL 402-005 (CRN 67464) if an undergraduate student.
    3. Location: Castetter Hall 107 or online via Zoom, with materials distributed on Dropbox. The professor, Dr. Gannon, will email Zoom details prior to the beginning of the course.