The University of Arizona

RCR Workshops

RCR Contact

Research Training Services
Research, Discovery & Innovation
ORD-Training@email.arizona.edu
520-621-0598

The following responsible conduct of research (RCR) workshops are open to all members of the campus community and required by certain individuals funded through NIH, NSF, or NIFA. Each workshop may count toward an RCR Certificate. See RCR Certificate Program and Federal Requirements for details on who is required to receive RCR instruction and the process for fulfilling those requirements.

Enrollment Instructions: Please Read!

  • Enroll for each workshop in advance by clicking on the accompanying [ENROLL] link. 
  • If you have trouble enrolling in advance, please email Research Partnership Services
  • Note: You must have a Net ID and be on either a campus network or using the VPN Client to enroll in these workshops. 

If you have any questions, please contact Research Partnership Services by email or at 520-621-0598.

Fall 2017 Workshops


Introduction to Scientific Digital Images Workshop [ENROLL]

Session Details:

Thursday, August 17, 8:30am-1:00pm, Kuiper Space Sciences Building, Room 308

This interactive workshop introduces participants to the ethical use of data images. Presentations will include what constitutes a digital image, what goes into acquiring good images, as well as jargon and concepts associated with digital images.

Instructors:
Dr. Brooke Massani, Associate Staff Scientist, Chemistry and Biochemistry
Douglas Cromey, Associate Scientific Investigator, Cellular and Molecular Medicine
Dr. David Elliott, Assistant Professor, Cellular and Molecular Medicine


Introduction to the Responsible Conduct of Research [ENROLL]

Two sessions offered:

Tuesday, September 12, 1:00-2:30pm, Student Union, Tucson Room
Wednesday, September 20, 2:00-3:30pm, BIO5/Thomas Keating Building, Room 103 

This interactive workshop introduces participants to the general concepts involved in the responsible conduct of research (RCR), the RCR program at UA, and provides guidance on how to meet related National Science Foundation and National Institutes of Health requirements. Fulfills the core requirement of all Responsible Conduct of Research Certificates.

Instructors:
Scott Pryor, Training & Education Program Manager, Research, Discovery & Innovation
Misha Burstein, Training & Education Specialist, Research, Discovery & Innovation 


Managing Competing Interests in Research [ENROLL]

Thursday, September 21, 2:00-3:30pm

Attend in Tucson: Office for Responsible Conduct of Research, 1618 E Helen St., Room 107
Attend in Phoenix: COM-Phoenix ABC1, Room 417

This interactive workshop provides an in-depth overview of the University's Individual Conflict of Interest in Research (COI) policy, why it matters, and how it applies to UA researchers. Participants will learn the criteria for determining whether or not someone qualifies as an Investigator under the University's COI policy, what counts as a significant financial interest and a significant personal interest, and the processes for disclosing and managing those interests.

Instructor: Epiphanie Gillette, Conflict of Interest Officer


Building Productive and Ethical Mentoring Relationships [ENROLL]

Wednesday, September 27, 1:00-2:30pm, Student Union, Sabino Room

This workshop covers the ethics of mentoring with an emphasis on the essential components of creating and maintaining healthy mentor-mentee relationships between students and faculty. Counts as one elective toward all Responsible Conduct of Research Certificates.

Instructor: Dr. Jeannette Hoit, Professor of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences


The Ethics of Human Subjects Research [ENROLL]

Thursday, October 5, 2:00-3:30pm

Attend in Tucson: Office for Responsible Conduct of Research, 1618 E Helen St., Room 107
Attend in Phoenix: COM-Phoenix ABC1, Room 417

This introductory-level workshop will address the ethics and history of research with human subjects, the Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval process, and guidelines for working with vulnerable populations. Approval from the Institutional Review Board (IRB) is required for all research involving human subjects under the purview of the University of Arizona. Participants will gain the necessary background and information to understand the purpose of the Human Subjects Protection Program (HSPP), the requirements for IRB review, and the basic process for seeking IRB approval. Counts as one elective toward all Responsible Conduct of Research Certificates. 

Instructor: Mariette Marsh, Director of the Human Subjects Protection Program


Animal Research: Ethical and Regulatory Considerations [ENROLL]

Thursday, October 19, 2:00-3:30pm

Attend in Tucson: Office for Responsible Conduct of Research, 1618 E Helen St., Room 107
Attend in Phoenix: COM-Phoenix ABC1, Room 417

Participants will gain an understanding of the history of animal research and the federal regulations surrounding the use of animal subjects. In addition, the course will explain the role of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) and it's responsibilities. There will also be consideration of the harm-benefit analysis that is conducted as part of the approval to use animals in research, as well as the importance of the 3 R's in reducing pain and distress. Finally, the responsibilities of animal researchers will be discussed.

Instructors:
Dr. CJ Doane, Associate Director, UAC
Dr. Ronald Hammer, Professor, Basic Medical Science


The Ethics of Authorship and Publication [ENROLL]

Monday, October 23, 10:30am-12:00pm, Student Union, Tucson Room

This workshop provides an introduction to academic authorship and publication practices, including author responsibilities and guidelines for determining authorship credit. Counts as one elective toward all Responsible Conduct of Research Certificates.

Instructor: Dr. Jeannette Hoit, Professor of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences


Tribal Consultation and UA Research/Engagement with Native Communities [ENROLL]

Friday, October 27, 10:30am-12:30pm, Student Union, Sabino Room

This workshop covers three important aspects of UA research and engagement with Native Nations and Indigenous Communities: 1) The Arizona Board of Regents Tribal Consultation Policy and attendant issues; 2) Guidance for conducting collaborative research or educational engagements with Native Nations/Indigenous Communities; and 3) Research and engagement resources available to the campus community. The workshop is designed to be broadly informative for university faculty, students, staff and administrators.

Instructors:
Karen Francis-Begay, Assistant Vice President for Tribal Relations
Dr. Francine Gachupin, Assistant Director of the Native American Research & Training Center and the UA Cancer Center Health Disparities Institute
Claudia Nelson, Director of the ORD Native Peoples Technical Assistance Office


The Ethics of Peer Review [ENROLL]

Thursday, November 2, 2:00-3:30PM

Attend in Tucson: Office for Responsible Conduct of Research, 1618 E Helen St., Room 107 
Attend in Phoenix: COM-Phoenix ABC1, Room 417

This workshop will feature an interdisciplinary panel of U of A faculty, and will address the practice of peer review in a variety of contexts — from grant review mechanisms, to peer reviewed journals, to book publishing. Ethical issues such as conflict of interest will also be covered.

Instructor: Dr. Oliver Monti, Dept. of Chemistry and Biochemistry


Ethics, Integrity, and the Handling of Research Misconduct [ENROLL]

Monday, November 6, 10:30am-12:00pm, Student Union, Santa Rita Room

This workshop explores the basic principles of ethical research and the primary forms of research misconduct: plagiarism, falsification, and fabrication. Counts as one elective toward all Responsible Conduct of Research Certificates.

Instructor: Owen Lefkon, Research Integrity Officer


Ethics of Collaborative Research and Working with Industry [ENROLL]

Thursday, November 16, 2:00-3:30pm

Attend in Tucson: Office for Responsible Conduct of Research, 1618 E Helen St., Room 107
Attend in Phoenix: COM-Phoenix ABC1, Room 417

This workshop will feature an interdisciplinary panel of UA faculty and staff, and will address best practices for establishing and managing fruitful collaborative research partnerships, both within academia and with industry partners.

Instructor: Dr. Ronald Hammer, Professor, Basic Medical Science


Data Management, Acquisition, and Ownership [ENROLL]

Thursday, November 30, 2:00-3:30pm

Attend in Tucson: Office for Responsible Conduct of Research, 1618 E Helen St., Room 107
Attend in Phoenix: COM-Phoenix ABC1, Room 417

This workshop provides an introduction to best practices for data management, including collection, sharing, and storage, with a particular emphasis on data related to human subjects. Ethical issues that emerge when handling research data, especially when the data is sensitive, will also be discussed.

Instructors:
Christine Kollen, Digital Innovation and Stewardship Librarian 
Dr. Ronald Hammer, Professor, Basic Medical Science