Date published: July 2012
Core activities: 5 hours
Additional activities: 31.5 hours
This course is designed to help researchers in the biomedical sciences to:
- Know, understand and explain the key responsibilities they have as researchers
- Identify the challenges they could face in meeting those responsibilities
- Be aware of strategies for dealing with pressures and difficult situations.
This course covers all stages of the biomedical sciences research process. Information, practical advice and reflective activities in key areas:
- Module 1: Introduction: principles and professional responsibilities, dealing with misconduct, mentoring
- Module 2: Planning: research with human participants, conflicts of interest, workplace safety
- Module 3: Conducting: data collection, sharing and interpretation
- Module 4: Reporting: plagiarism, authorship, peer review
- Module 5: Responsibility to the public and society.
This course contains 13.5 hours of optional activity content and 18 hours of associated peer-to-peer and tutor-led activities.
Author: Professor Raymond De Vries
Professor, Center for Bioethics and Social Sciences in Medicine, University of Michigan Medical School
Reviewer: Dr Karen Melham
Researcher in Ethics, Centre for Health Law and Emerging Technologies (HeLEX), University of Oxford