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.

Spring 2017 Workshops


The Ethics of Research with Human Subjects [ENROLL]

Thursday, January 26, 2:00-3:30pm, Health Sciences Library, Room 2141 (Tucson) | HSEB, Room B502 (Phoenix)

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. 

Attend in Tucson: Arizona Health Sciences Library, Room 2141
Attend in Phoenix: Health Sciences Education Building (HSEB), B502

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


Building Productive and Ethical Mentoring Relationships [ENROLL]

Thursday, February 9, 2:00-3:30pm, Health Sciences Library, Room 2141 (Tucson) | HSEB, Room B106 (Phoenix)

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.

Attend in Tucson: Arizona Health Sciences Library, Room 2141
Attend in Phoenix: Health Sciences Education Building (HSEB), B106

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


Introduction to the Responsible Conduct of Research [ENROLL]

Friday, February 10, 10:30am-12:00pm, Student Union, Mesquite Room

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.

Instructor: Scott Pryor, Training & Education Program Manager, Research, Discovery & Innovation


Avoiding Overlapping Publications [ENROLL]

Wednesday, February 15, 10:30am-12:00pm, Student Union, Mesquite Room

This workshop provides a focused look at the practice of overlapping publications in academic journals, why it's a problem, and how to avoid it. General best practices for publishing research will also be addressed.

Instructor: Scott Pryor, Training & Education Program Manager, Office for Research & Discovery


The Ethics of Authorship and Publication [ENROLL]

Thursday, February 23, 2:00-3:30pm, Health Sciences Library, Room 2141 (Tucson) | HSEB, Room B502

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.

Attend in Tucson: Arizona Health Sciences Library, Room 2141
Attend in Phoenix: Health Sciences Education Building (HSEB), B502

Instructor: Dr. Chris Segrin, Professor of Communications


Data Management, Acquisition and Ownership [ENROLL]

Tuesday, March 7, 10:30am-12:00pm, Student Union, Mesquite Room

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

Instructors: TBA


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

Thursday, March 23, 2:00-3:30pm, Health Sciences Library, Room 2141 (Tucson) | HSEB, Room B502

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.

Attend in Tucson: Arizona Health Sciences Library, Room 2141
Attend in Phoenix: Health Sciences Education Building (HSEB), B502

Instructor: Owen Lefkon, Research Integrity Officer


The Ethics of Peer Review [ENROLL]

Friday, March 24, 1:00-2:30PM, Thomas Keating Building/BIO5, Room 103

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.

Instructors:

Dr. Chris Segrin, Dept. of Communications

Dr. Oliver Monti, Dept. of Physics


Animal Research: Ethical and Regulatory Considerations [ENROLL]

Wednesday, March 29, 10:30am-12:00pm, Thomas Keating Building/BIO5, Room 103

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.

Instructor: 
Helen Jost, PhD, Director of the Institutional Animcal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)


Intro to Safe Laboratory Practices [ENROLL]

Thursday, April 6, 2:00-3:30PM, Health Sciences Library, Room 2141 (Tucson) | HSEB, Room B502

This workshop provides an overview of laboratory safety practices, and regulations and requirements for researchers using chemical, biological, and radioactive materials.

Attend in Tucson: Arizona Health Sciences Library, Room 2141
Attend in Phoenix: Health Sciences Education Building (HSEB), B502

Instructor: Ron Hammer, PhD, Professor of Basic Medical Sciences, Pharmacology, and Psychiatry


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

Wednesday, April 12, 10:00am-12:00pm, Student Union, Mesquite 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 DNA Technology in Medicine [ENROLL]

Thursday, April 20, 2:00PM-3:30PM, Health Sciences Library, Room 2141 (Tucson) | HSEB, Room B502

This workshop explores key ethical considerations raised by biomedical research in general, and the use of DNA technology in medicine specifically, and best practices for ensuring integrity of conduct. 

Attend in Tucson: Arizona Health Sciences Library, Room 2141
Attend in Phoenix: Health Sciences Education Building (HSEB), B502

Instructor: Ron Hammer, PhD, Professor of Basic Medical Sciences, Pharmacology, and Psychiatry