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 


AUGUST


Introduction to Scientific Digital Images | Thursday, August 22, 8:30am - 1:00pm [ENROLL]  

Tucson: Kuiper Space Sciences Building, Room 308

Facilitators: Dr. Brooke Massani, Manager, W.M. Keck Center; Director, RDI Imaging Cores + Douglas Cromey, Manager, Microscopy Core Facilities (SWEHSC, RDI/ARL, UACC) + Benjamin Cromey, NSF Fellow, Ultrafast Fiber Lasers and Nonlinear Optics Group

Description: The primary goal of this workshop is to show that images are data, to illustrate what can be done with those data, and the ease with which they can be compromised. Presentations will include what constitutes a digital image, what goes into acquiring good images, as well as jargon and concepts associated with digital images. These include such topics as pixels, resolution, over-saturation, color space, image format, bit depth, and image processing filters. While the use of digital images is common in a wide variety of scientific disciplines, the majority of examples will come from the world of microscopy. Options and formats for presentation of images will also be presented, as will a discussion of the ethical (and not so ethical) use of digital images. It should be noted that this is NOT a workshop on image analysis, microscope techniques, or a Photoshop tutorial. *More information can be found on the event's web pageCounts towards RCR Certificate.


SEPTEMBER


Tribal Consultation & Engagement with Native Communities | Wednesday, Sept. 4, 1:30pm - 3:30pm [ENROLL]  

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

Facilitators: Karen Francis-Begay, Assistant V.P. Tribal Relations + Claudia Nelson, Director, Native Peoples Technical Assistance

Description: 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. Counts towards RCR Certificate.


 

Ethics of Human Subjects Research | Thursday, Sept. 5, 2:00pm - 3:30pm [ENROLL]

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

Facilitators: Mariette Marsh, Director of the Human Subjects Protection Program + Dr. Ron Hammer, Professor, Clinical Translational Sciences

Description: 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 towards RCR Certificate.


Introduction to the Responsible Conduct of Research | Friday Sept. 13, 1:00pm - 2:30pm [ENROLL]

Tucson: Main Library, Room 112A (enter from Integrated Learning Center courtyard)

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.


Managing Competing Interests in Research | Thursday, Sept. 19, 2:00pm - 3:30pm [ENROLL]

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

Facilitators: Taren Ellis Langford, Conflict of Interest Officer + Dr. Ron Hammer, Professor, Clinical Translational Sciences

Description: 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. Counts towards RCR Certificate.


OCTOBER


Animal Research: Ethical & Regulatory Considerations | Thursday, Oct. 3, 2:00pm - 3:30pm [ENROLL]

Tucson: Leon Levy Cancer Center, Room 2920 ◊ Phoenix: BSPB, E112

Facilitators: Dr. Jareca Giles, Veterinary Specialist + Dr. Ron Hammer, Professor, Clinical Translational Sciences

Description: 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. Counts toward RCR Certificate.


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 S210

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.