The University of Arizona

RCR Workshops

RCR Contact

Research Training Services
Research, Discovery & Innovation

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. 
  • Note: To receive credit for completing an RCR workshop, you must arrive on time and be present for the full duration of the workshop.

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

Spring 2018 Workshops

Introduction to Safe Laboratory Practices [ENROLL]

Thursday, March 22, 2:00-3:30pm

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

Attend in Phoenix: COM-Phoenix ABC1, Room 417

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

Kathleen Kennedy, Senior Research Associate, TGen

Dr. Jennifer Jeung, College of Medicine-Phoenix
Dr. Ron Hammer, College of Medicine-Phoenix

Data Management, Acquisition and Ownership [ENROLL]

Tuesday, March 27, 10:30am-12:00pm, Student Union, Sabino 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.

Instructor: Dr. Fernando Rios, Specialist, Research Data Management, University Libraries

Ethics of Handling Research Misconduct [ENROLL]

Thursday, April 5, 2:00-3:30pm

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

Attend in Phoenix: COM-Phoenix ABC1, Room 417

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

The Ethics of Peer Review [ENROLL]

Friday, April 13, 10:30am-12:00pm, Student Union, Sabino Room

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

Managing Competing Interests in Research [ENROLL]

Monday, April 16, 10:30am-12:00pm, Student Union, Sabino Room

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: Taren Ellis Langford, Conflict of Interest Officer

The Ethics of DNA Technology in Medicine [ENROLL]

Thursday, April 19, 2:00PM-3:30PM

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

Attend in Phoenix: COM-Phoenix ABC1, Room 417

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. 

Dr. Michael Kruer, Associate Professor, COM Phoenix Child Health
Dr. Ron Hammer, College of Medicine-Phoenix