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.

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 2018 Workshops


Building Productive and Ethical Mentoring Relationships [ENROLL]

Wednesday, September 26, 12:30-2:00pm, 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


Animal Research: Ethical and Regulatory Considerations [ENROLL]

Thursday, October 4, 2:00-3:30pm

Attend in Tucson: BIO5/Thomas Keating Building, Room 103
Attend in Phoenix: HSEB C402

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, Clinical Translational Sciences


The Ethics of Peer Review [ENROLL]

Thursday, October 18, 2:00-3:30PM

Attend in Tucson: BIO5/Thomas Keating Building, Room 103
Attend in Phoenix: HSEB C402

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


Intro to Rigor & Reproducibility [ENROLL]

Friday, October 26, 10:30am-12:00pm, BIO5/Thomas Keating Building, Room 103 

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.

Instructor: Dr. Jamie Boehmer, Senior Associate, Research Development Services


Data Management, Acquisition, and Ownership [ENROLL]

Thursday, November 1, 2:00-3:30pm

Attend in Tucson: BIO5/Thomas Keating Building, Room 103
Attend in Phoenix: HSEB C402

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:
Dr. Fernando Rios, Specialist, Research Data Management 
Dr. Ronald Hammer, Professor, Clinical Translational Sciences


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

Monday, November 5, 10:30am-12:00pm, 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
Claudia Nelson, Director of the RDI Native Peoples Technical Assistance Office


Ethics of Collaborative Research and Working with Industry [ENROLL]

Thursday, November 15, 2:00-3:30pm

Attend in Tucson: BIO5/Thomas Keating Building, Room 103
Attend in Phoenix: HSEB C402

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.

Instructors:
Dr. Steve Harsy, Director, Contract and Research Support Program
Dr. Kaushik Balakrishnan, Associate, Research Development 
Dr. Ronald Hammer, Professor, Clinical Translational Sciences


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

Friday, November 30, 10:30am-12:00pm, Student Union, Sabino 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: Scott Pryor, Interim Research Integrity Officer