The University of Arizona

RCR Workshops

RCR Contact

RDI Training & Education Team
Research, Discovery & Innovation
RDI-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.

With questions about access or to request any disability-related accommodations that will facilitate your full participation on these workshops, such as ASL interpreting, CART captioning, captioned videos, Braille, wheelchair access, or electronic text, etc., please contact the RDI Training & Education Team at RDI-Training@email.arizona.edu.

Enrollment Instructions: Please Read!

  • Enroll for each workshop in advance by clicking on the accompanying [ENROLL] link. Note: You must have a UA Net ID to enroll.
  • If you have trouble enrolling, please contact the RDI Training & Education Team

Fall 2019 Workshops 


OCTOBER


Ethics of Collaborative Research & Working with Industry | Thursday, Oct. 17, 2:00pm - 3:30pm [ENROLL]

Tucson: Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering, Room N715 ◊ Phoenix: BSPB, E112

Facilitator: Dr. Kaushik Balakrishnan, Associate, Research Development + Dr. Stephen Harsy + Dr. Ron Hammer, Professor, Clinical Translational Sciences

Description: This workshop will address best practices for establishing and managing fruitful collaborative research partnerships, both within academia and with industry partners. Counts toward RCR Certificate.


Ethics, Integrity, & Handling of Research Misconduct | Friday, Oct. 25, 8:30am - 10:00am [ENROLL]

Tucson: Environmental & Natural Resources 2, Room N595

Facilitator: Scott Pryor, Interim Research Integrity Officer

Description: This workshop explores the basic principles of ethical research and the primary forms of research misconduct: plagiarism, falsification, and fabrication. Counts towards RCR Certificate.


Building Productive & Ethical Mentoring Relationships | Monday, Oct. 28, 1:30pm - 3:00pm [ENROLL]

Tucson: Drachman Hall, College of Public Health, Room A116

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

Description: 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 towards RCR Certificate.


NOVEMBER


Data Management, Acquisition, & Ownership | Thursday, Nov. 7, 2:00pm - 3:30pm [ENROLL]

Tucson: Environmental & Natural Resources 2, Room S215 ◊ Phoenix: BSPB, E112

Facilitators: Dr. Fernando Rios, Specialist, Research Data Management + Dr. Ron Hammer, Professor, Clinical Translational Sciences

Description: 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. Counts towards RCR Certificate.


Ethics of Peer Review | Friday, Nov. 15, 9:00am - 10:30am [ENROLL]

Tucson: BIO5/Thomas Keating Building, Room 103

Facilitator: Dr. Keaton Wilson, Research Scientist

Description: 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. Counts towards RCR Certificate.


Introduction to Rigor & Reproducibility | Thursday, Nov. 21, 2:00pm - 3:30pm [ENROLL]

Tucson: Office for the Responsible Conduct of Research, Room 107 ◊ Phoenix: BSPB, E112

Facilitators: Dr. Jessica Moon, Associate, Research Development + Dr. Ron Hammer, Professor, Clinical Translational Sciences

Description: This workshop will provide an overview of the concepts of rigor and reproducibility to consider when planning, conducting and disseminating research. The topics covered will include scientific premise, scientific rigor in experimental design and statistical analyses, and the importance of authenticating the resources used to conduct the research. Learning objectives include how to convey the rigor of your research in grant applications and publications, and how to ensure your results are reproducible. Counts towards RCR Certificate.


Introduction to the Responsible Conduct of Research | Friday, Nov. 22, 3:00pm - 4:30pm [ENROLL]

Tucson: Environmental & Natural Resources 2, Room S225

Facilitator: Scott Pryor, Interim Research Integrity Officer

Description: Introduces the components of responsible conduct of research (RCR) and outlines how to meet NSF, NIH, and NIFA requirements. Fulfills core requirements for RCR Certificate. Fulfills core requirements for RCR Certificate.


DECEMBER


Ethics of Authorship & Publication | Tuesday, Dec. 3, 1:00pm - 2:30pm [ENROLL]

Tucson: Environmental & Natural Resources 2, Room S215

Facilitators: Dr. Chris Segrin, Professor, Communication

Description: This workshop provides an introduction to academic authorship and publication practices, including author responsibilities and guidelines for determining authorship credit. Counts towards RCR Certificate.


Ethics of Overlapping Publications | Wednesday, Dec. 4, 1:30pm - 3:00pm [ENROLL]

Tucson: BIO5/Thomas Keating Building, Room 103

Facilitator: Scott Pryor, Interim Research Integrity Officer

Description: 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. Counts towards RCR Certificate.